Why We Quit

A friend of mine – Bryan Perez – posted this question on Facebook last week: “Why do you think most people quit just about everything they start?” It probably won’t surprise you that I had some thoughts on this topic which I wanted to share with all of you. Whether you […]

The Paradox of I’ll Do It

I define paradox as two opposing or seemingly conflicting views, ideas or perspectives that actually co-exist, and I’ve found that paradox (and the willingness to embrace the reality of paradox) is critical to navigating your life generally and your leadership specifically. Today, I want to talk about the paradox of […]

What Are You Seeking?

It’s been a tough ten days. No matter where you stand on the election, its impact goes far beyond the mere casting and counting of votes. Many people naively believe that this is just an election process and, now that it’s over, it’s time for everyone to move on. But […]

Living in Neverland

This past week I had the joyful experience of seeing the show Finding Neverland as part of the Playhouse Square Broadway series. In so many ways, it was just what the doctor ordered. With the election and the aftermath thereof, I was troubled and challenged with the negative energy that […]

Stop Being Sorry

There are a number of words and phrases that get a reaction from me, and one of them is one that we all say (or hear) all the time: “I’m sorry.” I’m sorry I’m late. I’m sorry I didn’t get this done on time. I’m sorry I lost my temper. […]

Why of Change Part II

Last week I wrote (in the Daily Wake Up Call) about the why of change. The post was titled Change Follows “the Why,” and it highlighted the ways that people miss the “why” step of change. Specifically, before you can change, you need to figure out and understand the why […]

Butterfly Sandwiches, the Flavor Pink and Leadership! (Guest Blog by Chris McKittrick)

One of the things I’ve learned is not to be surprised at the source and timing of life lessons, especially leadership lessons. I was recently caught off-guard when a conversation with my 3-year old granddaughter smacked me upside the head with a leadership insight. It’s hard to admit in your […]

Field of Dreams

This week is the celebration of baseball – the All Star Game – and as a person who grew up with, loves and still plays the game of baseball, it reminds me of some of the great baseball movie lines of all time. There are two that I want to […]

Change Is Dangerous – Do It Anyway

In case you missed it earlier this week, the Tuesday Daily Wake Up Call was called “Channeling Jack Nicholson” and offered the perspective that Jack Nicholson’s character in the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest was not crazy, but rather courageous in challenging the status quo. I got lots […]

Will You Be the One?

Are you the one? Are you the one to change things for the better or the different? Are you the one to changes things with your company, with your team, with your organization or with a community effort? Are you the one that’s going to change or heal that relationship […]