Should it be leadership … or compassion?

  Let me share a story about Larry.  Larry is a dentist and owns a large dental practice.  For all intents and purposes, his business has been shut down for a while.  His team members are all up to date on how his practice response will proceed.  He has spoken...

Wanted: Courage … in spite of our fears

As a business owner, recent world events (and those in our own neighborhoods) can be stressful.  Our default reaction might be to withdraw and hold our entrepreneurial breath … to see what happens next before we commit to any course of action. But what we really need...

Why progress isn’t sexy

Recently, we hired a company to bring a giant, old heavy refrigerator up out of our basement and haul it away.  I was quite clear in my description on the phone of just exactly how BIG and BULKY this refrigerator really was. Two guys from the moving company showed up...

Leaders Don’t Fix Things

What is it in adults that makes us continue to want to “fix” situations that we see are not right? Think of parenting.  If you have children, you have a default setting in your brain that evaluates what they are doing (or not doing) and it causes you to leap into...

Chaos Containment? What the heck is that?

You’ve seen it on TV Crime shows.  When Crime Scene Technicians examine a crime scene, they often turn off the lights and search the area with flashlights.  They don’t let their brain get distracted by absorbing information from the entire room all at the same time. ...

Know What REALLY Irks Me?

      Yes, there are a few things in life that irk me.  Like fitted bed sheets that only fit until you’ve washed them twice.  Or drivers committed to the far-left lane who have cruise control set at 2 mph BELOW the speed limit.  You know, important stuff. But one...