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Communication – the Wonder Drug

When relationships are unhealthy, avoidance becomes the drug of choice. But avoidance has some hefty side affects. Avoidance breeds ambiguity. Avoidance feeds paranoia. Avoidance wastes precious resources – as examples: Sending emails to the person, or calling them knowing you’ll get voice mail, instead of meeting face to face Steering clear of the person in… Read more »

Grief is Inevitable

People die. People mourn. Life moves on. Grief is inevitable. Grief challenges all of us; shoot, it cripples many. Thankfully, most of us have gone our entire careers without seeing how grief affects the workplace. But now? Nearly 700,000 Americans have died directly or indirectly from COVID19, and thousands more are expected to leave us… Read more »


Confounded by Denial

Scientific and technical advancements are impressive, powerful, and critically important, but they will not cure what ails society. The COVID-19 Pandemic has reinforced this fact; abundantly evident by the disregard by many of the long-ignored public health and environmental concerns. Each serve as proof that our world is changing, and that it is no longer… Read more »

Playing with Fire

Innovation is change that contains within it the promise of something better. It’s sexy. Its potential elicits excitement in anticipation that it will, in some way, make life easier by relieving us of one or more of life’s burdensome tasks or responsibilities. This is because we tend to think of innovation as an event occurring… Read more »


What I Am Not

What is your name? Not your given name, not the name on your birth certificate. I am referring to the name you are called when a person judges you from the lowest common denominator of their belief system; the place where bias and prejudice are formed and reside. We are living in complex times. As such,… Read more »

Roots of Opportunity

Alaska had a really bad fire season last summer. The flames decimated 2.5M acres. When fall came, snow fell and the fires disappeared.  As spring arrived, smoke and steam could be seen rising out of the earth. The snows of an Alaskan winter had merely concealed the fire, not extinguished it. The roots of the… Read more »


The STRIVE Group

The STRIVE Group