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Your Turn: What’s Your Craft?

On October 9, 2018 in Reflection

Have you watched any sports interviews lately? I watch a lot of sports and noticed the athletes all talk about their “craft.” It got me thinking about my craft. How about you—what is your craft?


Business lessons from back-to-school night

On October 2, 2018 in Reflection

I recently attended back-to-school night for my daughters. I really enjoyed it and gleaned a few messages from the evening. I also liked how their teachers this year will focus on personal growth and not the typical lessons from a book. How do you learn and pursue learning? Do you chase grades and titles, or do you seek out experiences?


Leaders Library: The power of love and education

On September 25, 2018 in Reflection

Our book club just read Tara Westover’s “Educated.” Her story takes you on a journey from growing up off-grid in the Idaho mountains to Harvard and back. Her story is certainly about resilience, but also about our human need for love and connection. How do you connect and build relationships in and outside the office?


Is being unhappy really a bad thing?

On September 18, 2018 in Reflection

Seriously, what are we saying when we tell someone to be happy? I realized by telling my daughters to just “be happy” I was giving them bad advice. In fact, expressing your unhappiness at times can help you learn and grow. Read on to see what I mean.


What Have You Learned?

On September 5, 2018 in Reflection

I took my son back to college last week. Before he left, we had a good talk and I learned that I should focus on listening, learning and reflecting. I was reminded that both parents and leaders need to spend time on teaching how to think not what to think.


Is your daily grind draining you?

On July 10, 2018 in Reflection

Self-reflection can be rewarding and educational. Recently, I’ve been paying more attention to learn what motivates me and what drains me. How about you? Read on to see what I’ve discovered over the past few months.


Your Turn: What Makes You Happy at Work?

On May 30, 2018 in Reflection

Last year’s Gallup engagement study found that 33% of employees are actively engaged in their jobs and two-thirds are just phoning it in every day. Let’s change that and take a hard look at being engaged and happier at work.