The Invitation of Uncertainty

Uncertainty invites ideas and ideas invite debate. I once read that “when everything is uncertain anything is possible.” Stated another way, when everything is uncertain all ideas possess a spark of possibility. Despite the discomfort it often causes, uncertainty reveals opportunity’s door and an idea is the key that unlocks it. The statement above may… Read more »

A Different Kind of Diversity

Diversity in the workplace.  By no means a new concept, and certainly one worth our attention as HR and business professionals.  Plain and simple, diversity makes our workplaces better, serving as a catalyst for different types of thinking, ways to approach problems, and perspectives/frames of reference. Most often when we talk about diversity in the… Read more »

Digital Unrest – A Catalyst for Social Disruption

Could digital unrest be the catalyst causing increased social and political disruption? Everyone sees their world view through a lens of their own construction, and I am certainly guilty of the same. As the owner of a technology company, I often see how the digital revolution can act as a polarizing force within the companies… Read more »


Vision, Mission and Values – Your Road Map to Success

I have the pleasure of facilitating strategic planning sessions, process improvement events, team building activities, etc. I always start with the vision, mission and values of the organization. Why? Because if the discussion isn’t aligned, if the goals aren’t aligned, if the changes aren’t aligned, if the commitments aren’t aligned, etc., the time, as I see it,… Read more »

My Gritty Team

I have a gritty team and I am proud of it! Recently Forbes highlighted “grit” as a key factor in success. The article states that, “According to psychologist Angela Duckworth, the secret to outstanding achievement isn’t talent. Instead, it’s a special blend of persistence and passion that she calls – grit.” I think this is… Read more »


Our Forgotten Veterans

As I got going early in the morning on Memorial Day weekend, I took time to collect my thoughts on what this holiday means and stands for. I think of my father-in-law, who sacrificed time in his life away from his family, toured Vietnam twice, and witnessed the underbelly of a war I cannot even… Read more »

Excessive Baggage

“We cannot hold on to things and enter.”  Mark Nepo Baggage – it comes in many forms.  Regret Anger and Resentment Need for Perfection Lack of Forgiveness As a leader, I believe we need to set a good example for our staff, for our peers, or for our boss. Indeed, everyone is watching a leader… Read more »

Onboarding – Tips to Compliment Your Brand

It’s summertime and for many organizations, this means a slight increase in the workforce. I had the pleasure of running into a client this weekend and learned her business has grown about 15% this year and will probably increase by another 10-15% this month. After exchanging the basics about her business’ growth, the conversation turned to Onboarding. When… Read more »