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I've always tried to make it a policy never to talk about politics or religion in the workplace. They're both potentially volatile subjects - feelings are strong there. So, I'm writing outside the purview of business with this blog - sort of. My wife and I enjoyed...

I got some sad news from my home town just the other day. A neighbor passed away - he lived just up the street in that little neighborhood. I played in his yard along with the other kids - he was nice and he laughed a lot....

Leadership has always fascinated me. Maybe it's because I appreciate how uncommon  it is to see it in its finest form. I have no problem in stating that it was my exposure - early in my career - to the rarest of creatures in the business...

"Want to know something that it took me 10 years to figure out?" He was graying - and by my standards then - ancient. But he was one of the most decorated leaders in my company - and when he talked - people, even the highest ranking...

It was my first national meeting. I was young and about as sophisticated as a bale of hay. The company I worked for had convened a big gathering in Kansas City and I joined hundreds from across the country in a large ballroom for the beginning of...

Somewhere in my long and winding journey through the corporate world I stumbled on insights that traveled with me. Like a couple of raw diamonds plucked from a rocky trail, they were rough, covered in mud - and almost invisible to my untrained eye. I carried...

The pressure is on. The numbers aren’t where they need to be – or production is down – or there’s a manufacturing problem. Oh, and there’s this Pandemic thing going on too. Whatever the backdrop, it’s a pretty good time to gauge how employees at every level respond. Especially...

A long, long time ago I took a job in the Life Sciences industry. I pursued that role for three reasons - and please remember, I was young.  I wanted - in order; an attractive salary, benefits, and a company car. I got them - though the base...

One of the smartest visionaries I ever met taught me something a long time ago. The best way to shape the future is to learn from the past. "Insight," they said, "doesn't come from guessing what's going to happen. It comes from taking the time to assess...