Little & Big Things

Published May 8th, 2017 in Blog, Leadership, Motivation

I love crossing things off my ‘to-do’ list. At that very second (I am told) there is a feels-so-satisfying dopamine hit to the brain. It feels so good, it gets addicting. We can spend our days checking the list, crossing things off – searching for that temporary reward, without touching things that really matter.  It’s quite possible […]


What do You Need?

Published September 17th, 2012 in Blog, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

Even for an “almost” unflappable traveler, this had been a tough travel day. All the elements of delay were working overtime – broken planes, weather and traffic jams in the sky. It was on the last leg of this “endless trip” that I met one of the most amazing communicators on the planet. This was […]


Take Care of What is in Front of You

Published December 4th, 2011 in Blog, Motivation

The tide of need in this world is like a tsunami. It swirls around us everyday in the news, on the street and online. If you are paying attention, it might be easy to feel very small and powerless in the wake of such tremendous, relentless need. People are homeless, hungry, discouraged and ill. And […]


Meetings that Can Change…Everything (Part 1)

Published August 5th, 2011 in Blog, Leadership, Motivation

Most of us can probably relate to meeting “overload.” One study suggests that managers spend 30% – 40% of their time in meetings! Even more staggering is the fact that much of that meeting time is considered a total waste of time. Still, there are meetings that will make a difference. I believe there are […]


Puzzling Lessons

Published May 16th, 2011 in Blog, Career Moves, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

We can learn a lot about each other and ourselves by putting together a jigsaw puzzle. I can still remember the puzzles of my childhood. It was a tradition around the holidays to set one up and work on it a little at a time. We reveled in finding a really hard puzzle for my […]


Where Are You?

Published December 4th, 2010 in Blog, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

As a student of strategy, I search for the future. I am also grounded in the present. One eye on here and one eye on there – constantly measuring the gap between those two places and calculating the next steps. It is important to know where you are and where you are going. I think […]


A Chance to Touch Forever

Published October 4th, 2010 in Blog, Mentoring, Motivation

May 2011: An exciting update to this post. Dr. Peter Wu, featured in the story below is named SAMPE fellow. This is an honor only three other scientists around the world will receive this year. Congratulations Dr. Wu, you indeed touch humanity and change the world. Your story is still inspiring me. Last week was […]


They’ve Done It Again!

Published February 18th, 2010 in Blog, Motivation

Once in a while a book comes along that changes the way you think and how you do business…forever. As you find ways to practice the principles, something else changes too – your results. That was certainly the case when I read The Go-Giver, by Bob Burg and John David Mann. That powerful “little story” […]