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I had a fascinating conversation last week – with an old friend and a trusted colleague that I first met well over 20 years ago.   It’s funny – my guess is that I have connected with more folks from my past in the last several weeks...

  In the hours after the tragic events of 9-11 employers across the country went into scramble mode – how to deal with an event that’s shaken everyone to their core?   What’s the new normal going to look like?   What will our response be – and how can...

A once in a century crisis is unfolding around us – across the globe we each are threatened by the dark specter of an invisible enemy that threatens our lifestyles, our jobs, our families … our very lives.   Each of us is wrestling to sort out...

With special thanks to old friend Danny for reminding me:   Somewhere today a mother bade her kids goodbye (perhaps only from a distance) and walked into a hospital to face an unseen enemy.   A father only figuratively hugged his wife before he put on his scrubs and...

Maybe it takes crisis for all of us to realize and embrace our priorities.   Over the course of only two weeks most of us have begun to acknowledge: Healthcare workers are more important than entertainers Grocery store employees render a service far more critical than athletes ...

We have decisions to make today.   While a seeping fear roils our world with the spread of the corona virus – our media outlets bombard with the latest numbers – and the financial markets continue to slide – there is a tendency for all of us...

Thomas Geisel was ready to give up on his dream.   Twenty-seven publishers couldn’t be wrong.   “Your fanciful little books have no commercial value.”   But it was a dream that would not die easily.   Perhaps that’s why when he ran into an old college buddy that day on the street...

Billy Beane never really made it as a baseball player.   Drafted in the first round of the 1980 draft by the NY Mets, his career lagged. After 8 years of bouncing between the minors and major league ball Beane finally gave up on his dream, contenting...

“We do not learn from experience. We learn from reflecting on experience.” -John Dewey   2020 is underway.   Deadlines – meetings – reports – emails – the latest crisis.   That holiday break back in December – does it seem like a distant memory yet?   For many of us – YES!   The...

My grandson turned 2 recently.   The baby is gone – replaced by a toddler with infinite energy, boundless curiosity, and an eagerness to experience everything the world has to offer.   Our annual family vacation to the beach has just come to an end.   There is a stretch of...