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| Posted in Family

The Greatest Generation

My father and mother have both passed away after wonderful, blessed, long lives. I am grateful for all that they provided for me and for their love and support. I don’t think about them everyday […]


| Posted in Government Policy

Saving Democracy is Job #1

In the 1980s, Ford Motor Company ran an extensive ad campaign that closed with various forms of the phrase “At Ford, Quality is Job 1.” The context for that, of course, was public concern about the […]


| Posted in Career Family

“What’s Love Got to Do with It?”

With Valentine’s Day in the rear-view mirror, I’m left to munch on some chocolate (a serious addiction), enjoy flowers in the house (yellow tulips), and ponder what it means to love someone for forever. February 14th […]


| Posted in Business Career

“If at First You Don’t Succeed…”

“…try, try, again.” Or so goes the oft-quoted maxim. While I am a huge believer in “effort” and the power of fighting through obstacles, “try, try, again” is terrible advice for anyone facing meaningful challenges. Continuing to pound […]


| Posted in Leadership

Stop Playing the Blame Game

I’ve realized over the last few weeks that I’ve secretly become an angry person – not in a physical sense – but in terms of my emotional state of mind. By nature, I have an optimistic […]


| Posted in Career Family

The Food of “Success”

Our yellow Labrador, Roscoe, is my constant companion, especially when I’m working or writing. He has listened to at least 100 conference calls and has helped me write two books and any number of blog posts. Like […]


| 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, […]