Turn! Turn! Turn!

For Audio Version click on n highlighted area below: If you are a baby boomer, you most likely remember the band, The Byrds, and their song, Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There is a Season) The lyrics include some of the following: To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under Heaven… A… Read More

My Gratitude Cup Overflows

I initially wrote this on Tuesday and sent it out to my comrades at my corporate gig where I have worked for the past 25 years. This was an important message for me to write at this time because we are going through a transition at our workplace with new leadership, and changes in organization… Read More

The Sense of a Goose

As I was clearing out some papers from my corporate office a few weeks ago, I came across a copy of a story titled The Sense of a Goose. I am not sure who the original author was, but I did find a few different renditions when I googled “Goose Formations”. Living in an area in Minnesota… Read More

Death and the Workplace

  Last week, I opened my email box at work and saw an email from our new CEO. I was anticipating an announcement of some organizational changes because with new leadership, the CEO has tried to keep us well-informed on changes that he is taking action on. Over the past several weeks, we have had announcements… Read More

Role Playing at Work…

  To hear audio version, click link below:   http://www.audioacrobat.com/play/W6XZv2wQ Last Friday was Halloween, a day where dress code as most of us know it, goes completely out the window!  As I walked around our office checking out the various costumes,  I was amazed by the creativity and imagination of some of our associates and… Read More

Lessons through change…

I have a magnet on my white board that has the proverb “just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly…”.  I started to reflect today on the number of times we move into various phases throughout life…  both personally and professionally At birth,  we are squeezed out of this warm, comfy womb… Read More

Building Your Business With the Eyes of a Child

My two and a half year-old grand-daughter had visited with us for several days and it has amazed me to watch her learn new words, new concepts and new ways of doing things in just a few days time.  It dawned on me this morning that children can teach us to become more entrepreneurial  because they have not yet… Read More

Stop Ahead…

Have you ever felt totally stopped?  One minute you are cruising through your life easily and then suddenly… a big old STOP SIGN shows up on your path? This week I know a few people who have all of a sudden been stopped in their tracks without out any warning signs. A group of people I know were told… Read More

Pilot or Passenger?

Are you a pilot or a passenger on your 2014 flight? A few months ago while sitting on a plane,  I observed the activity surrounding me as we got seated.  As we moved down the runway for take off and finally lifted into the air to take flight, my pen took to paper (my journal)… Read More

Still learning after all of these years

My leadership team has a “stand up” meeting every Monday morning (well it is really a “sit down” done via phone because we are not all housed in the same office).  In an earlier blog post,  I talked about the fact that we are reading and reviewing the book How Did That Happen by Roger Connors and Tom Smith.  As we are moving… Read More