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Experiences Matter

As many of you know, I love Broadway shows and my favorite is Lin-Manuel Miranda’s innovative smash hit Hamilton. One of the songs in that show is titled Yorktown: The World Turned Upside Down, which refers to the unimaginable outcome of the colonies winning the Revolutionary War. Well, we’re all facing an […]

Precedent Setting Perceptions

Here’s a phrase that you often hear from leaders: “We have to be careful about setting precedents.” Interestingly, these comments are nearly always directed at what the leader perceives as “negative” precedents. Most recently, I’ve heard this phrase several times as companies are discussing whether they’re going to allow employees […]

Why Walk Backwards

(from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: Walking Backwards to the Present on the Camino Trail) Before I dive into the various practical ways that walking backwards will serve you, let’s first look at some obvious benefits of this shift. As noted above, walking backwards is one antidote for the […]