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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 »

Looking Up in an Upside Down World

We are living through some pretty disrupted times. Whether it is a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, politics, racial tensions, the economy or other, our country is quite divided. Friendships have been stressed or severed, work relationships have deteriorated, and partnerships have been severely strained because of prejudice, bigotry, perceptions, opinions, offenses, and the like.… Read more »



The DNA of Achievement

Technology is no longer a competitive differentiator, leadership is, entrepreneurial leadership to be precise. Given the continual impact that technology has on our lives and the promise of advancements that lay just over the horizon, this may appear a provocative statement. But at the end of the day, technology is still simply a tool and… Read more »

Cliff Conversations – a look at the At Will doctrine

Just because you can doesn’t mean you should! When my sister, Robin, was about five years old, she let my brother stick popcorn kernels up her nose.  When my mom asked Robin why she allowed this to happen, Robin said, “well, him wanted to.” Was this a touching display of sibling love? Not really…it was kinda… Read more »

Lies Hurt

“We owe honesty to everyone we meet.”                                             Joel Casto As I’m reflecting on the previous year and making plans for a fruitful new one, I find myself pondering the word honesty, and really thinking about what it means to be honest with someone. Truth I don’t think we hear it enough. Why is that? … Read more »


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