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Your story is unfolding today.  For many it will be written by a ghost-author, to include all the text; how it begins - and how it ends. Each chapter can  be titled My Job.  You'll be paid for your inputs of course. They call that a...

Grandson Cooper is getting close to 16 months now. And with apologies for my very biased view of our newest family member, here’s the latest installment of Lessons My Grandson Taught Me.   Everybody needs someone they can fall back on when they need a...

Three principles dictate how many work groups evolve into highly effective teams.   Three.   There may be a million characteristics that typify but three resounding principles form the foundation for every enduring team.   First, they have developed a Constancy of Purpose that permeates - that means every member fully understands...

  I had an interesting conversation with a business contact the other day – not a client - just a friend who wanted to talk.   A lot.   A bit of context - I left the traditional corporate arena some time back to build my own business after 38...

Somewhere around my 5th year in management it began to dawn on me that building high performing teams wasn’t just a nice thing to do.   Oh, I know we ALL talk about its importance – and I would like to have a dollar back for every leader...

When I was a freshly minted college graduate I was offered the chance to go into the healthcare field – accepting a job in pharmaceuticals with a small mid-western company. I had no legitimate business pedigree. Had never sold anything in my life so I...

I’m kind of ashamed to admit this but I’m a Drew Brees fan.  Not sure I want to be but I guess I can’t help myself – the Saints after all are my Carolina Panthers vaunted enemy in the NFC South and I fervently pull...

I had a conversation with an old friend just the other day.   It’s been almost 20 years since we worked together but in the span of that 32 minute phone call it all came streaming back – the memories, the crises, the successes, and yes –...

If you work for a living you need to know this.   Someone’s been asking questions about you - a lot of them as a matter of fact.   Oh, you may not know it but they are.   They are questions that will be asked throughout the balance of your professional...