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| Posted in Career Religion

Don’t Waste Your Weakness

We returned to our local church this past Sunday after being out of town for several weeks, and it was certainly good to feel the comfort of a sanctuary that feeds both my mind and […]


| Posted in Civics Family

We Remember and Must Never Forget

Today is Memorial Day – a day set aside to honor those who died in the service of our country. While my father did not die in combat, he did serve in the US Navy in […]


| Posted in Business

“How Are We Going to Make That Happen?”

I spend a great deal of time talking to businesses and nonprofit leaders about how they set their goals and develop strategies to achieve them. In the current environment, I’m constantly encouraging them to embrace change, […]


| Posted in Business Career

Avoiding the Career Plan Trap

When I left Microsoft in 2010 after many years of challenge, excitement, success, and failure, the obvious question I got asked was “why are you leaving?” Of course, some were genuinely interested while others were just […]


| Posted in Career

Dealing with the Pressure Cooker

When I feel the tension in my body…when my brain can’t focus on the here and now…when my gut tightens up and my nervous tics kick in…that is when I know that the stress has […]


| Posted in Business Leadership

You Can Be a Great Board Member

Whether you are an experienced professional, early in your career, or even still in school, you are likely already serving on what I would call a board – or you will be soon. Board service can […]


| Posted in Family Religion

A Personal Message of Christmas

The end of the year is traditionally a time of both celebration and remembrance. We gather as family to enjoy time together, we reflect on the year that has passed, and we resolve to change some […]


| Posted in Business Career

The Big 5 for Giving a Great Speech

I have given thousands of speeches and in my personal and professional lives and also been interviewed on TV, on the radio, and for print/web publications. There is no doubt that the more I present in […]


| Posted in Business Civics

Why Citizenship Matters in Business

I’ve lived the American dream and will be forever grateful for that opportunity. My mother and father grew up in the Depression, my father fought to defend our country in World War II, and they both […]