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Ever start your day feeling overwhelmed – and go down from there? Find the sheer amount of “stuff” that crosses your radar makes it almost impossible to ever feel like you’re making progress?   You’re not alone…the number of workers throughout the world struggling to survive in...

I spend a lot of time talking about the intersection of preparation, opportunity, and luck in my book The Compass Solution: A Guide to Winning Your Career.   Amazing how often seemingly minor events can change our lives. Sometimes they even change the world.   The next time...

  A little departure from my ‘A Story That Matters’ series.   The next time you’re stung by criticism – deflated from counsel that suggested you CAN’T – take the time to reflect on some of the “sage” advice or opinion offered below.   You are the master of your...

  “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” – Sir John Dalberg-Acton   Timeless wisdom and arguably more true today than ever before – its symptoms manifest themselves everyday in the form of arrogance, condescension, and narcissism – and it has brought down countless leaders over the ages.   I invest a lot...

Walter blearily looked over at the alarm clock and fell back into his pillow – this was a bad dream, he told himself.   4:30 in the morning - time for his paper route to get underway. He looked over to his brother and heard him moan...

  A lot of organizations will conduct their version of the annual employee survey sometime this year. It’s sort of like the swallows returning to Capistrano or the vernal equinox – an expected part of the natural world. You can predict the standard questions that will be...

    “It is not necessary to change. Survival is not mandatory.” ~ Edward Deming     Tell me if you’ve ever said – or heard - any of the following statements as regards your place of employment. “I just want to be left alone. Everyday it’s something new ---...

Well, Hawaii’s Emergency Management Agency had an interesting weekend.   Thirty eight minutes of panic for our 50th state around a false ballistics missile launch – made more egregious by the fact that:   Not all citizens were made aware of the perceived threat to begin with –...

  The Doctor Who Changed History   Conan really wasn’t cut out to be a physician. He knew that – even if his family didn’t. But here he was, stuck in a practice that was failing and in a career that was going nowhere.   There were debts to pay...