The Ten Most Extravagant Christmas Gifts

Christmas is about extravagance. But do we really know what extravagant Christmas gifts look like?  I watched “A Charlie Brown Christmas” last night. It premiered 52 years ago which means I've watched it at least 52 times. When it premiered in 1965, I am sure I watched it in black and white. Today, in vivid […]

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Why You Need a Heart of Wisdom

Most days I wake up with an overwhelming feeling of urgency. I’m sure you feel it too! We all do. Urgency presses against us begging us to choose well. School is in session, “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” A friend left me a voice mail 722 […]

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November 10, 2017
Houston, We Have a Problem

Don’t look now, but the year is coming to a close. Do you have clarity? If you sat down today, to write a headline to describe your year, how would it read? A little over 20 years ago my headline would have read, “Houston, We Have a Problem!” 

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November 3, 2017
Think Thankful Like Einstein!

Simple is good. Albert Einstein is credited with saying if you can’t explain something simply you don’t understand it. Ever found yourself rejecting simplicity because you didn’t think it could be that easy? Isn’t it ironic that many (likely most) of the greatest thinkers, inventors and creators in history commonly made the seemingly complex simple!

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October 27, 2017
The Five Minute Habit that Will Change Your Life

Not everyone does it, but you should! It’s simple, easy and powerful. Would you take five minutes to journal if you knew it could change your life for the better? Of course you would, who wouldn't—right? The development of this habit will make you a better leader, increase your impact and expand your influence. Don't you […]

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October 20, 2017
The Happiness Advantage

It is an age-old question. We use it when pondering some of conundrums of life—which came first, the chicken or the egg? Well of course you know the chicken came first.  But what about success and happiness? Is there a happiness advantage? Are you happy because you are successful, or are you successful because you […]

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October 13, 2017
Moments of Significance

It was a moment like few we ever experience. This was a moment of significance that will be remembered forever. People will be talking about the setting and event for years to come. But for me the significance of a brief moment was more—much more! I have dreamed of these moments. But try as we […]

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September 29, 2017
Change Your Relationship with Feedback

We have a love hate relationship with feedback. It is not an equally balanced relationship. We love to hear positive feedback and push ourselves away from what we perceive as negative. We don’t wake up in the morning thinking, “I sure hope I get some constructive criticism today. Oh yeah, I can’t think of anything […]

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September 22, 2017
The Most Important Life Skill—A Teachable Spirit

You know by now that I like questions. I have not always had a warm relationship with questions. I am sure I am not alone. Goodness, learning to invite inquiry capable of exposing ignorance is uncomfortable. Through years of being rewarded for having answers we learn to lead with confidence and rely on what we […]

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