Change Is Not a Level Playing Field

There are two deep and consistent truths about change. First, change is inevitable – the only question is whether you create change or are the victim of change. Second, very few people enjoy and look forward to change. Thus, we have an inherent conflict between these two truths – it’s […]

What Baggage Will Your People Leave With?

Let’s get one thing straight right at the beginning – we ALL have baggage. Whether it’s emotional, family, parenting, education, relationship, religious, political or employment baggage. If  you’ve lived, then you have baggage. I often hear or read of people saying that they don’t have any baggage, but unless you […]

Embracing Assumptions

I know what you’re thinking. “Jeff, are you insane? Assumptions are bad. In fact, Jeff, I’ve heard you speak about NOT making assumptions. And what about the old saying, ‘When you assume, you make an ass out of u and me.’ What’s up, Jeff?” Okay, I get it. Admittedly, this […]

Feast of Assumptions©

My Cleveland friends reading this blog are probably thinking that I’m writing about this past weekend’s Feast of the Assumption in the Little Italy neighborhood of Cleveland, but that event celebrates a Catholic Holy Day. In fact, I’m writing about a relationship and communication epidemic that is spreading by the […]