Get Uncomfortable

“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.” – Fred DeVito I’ve found myself thinking about ancient history lately.  In particular, I’ve been thinking about my ancestors living in [...]


Dive In

“If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.” – Frank A. Clark Last week in this space the topic was self-sabotage.  I could probably write something about that topic [...]


What Are You Learning?

“Once you stop learning, you start dying.” – Albert Einstein One of the things that has been mentioned in this space a number of times in the past is the idea that as leaders, we have a tendency [...]


Always Forward

“One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of the shore for a very long time.” – Andre Gide It’s the understatement of the decade to say that we live in somewhat chaotic [...]


Success vs Comfort

“Growth demands the temporary surrender of security.” – Gail Sheehy I remember as a kid overhearing a conversation that had to do with someone who was approaching retirement.  The gist of the [...]


Make Something Out of This

“Comfort makes you weaker. We need some variability, some stressors. Not too much, but just enough.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb One of the comments I’ve heard from a few leaders lately is that they [...]


What Will 2019’s Change Look Like?

“We are either progressing or retrograding all the while; there is no such thing as remaining stationary in this life.” – James Freeman Clarke Every year about this time we see published one list [...]


How Are You Scaring Yourself?

“Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers, but to be fearless in facing them.” – Rabindranath Tagore More and more it seems to me that a vast number of people have a common goal in life. I [...]


No Dictators Please

“Don’t tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.” – George S. Patton I attended a conference for family businesses recently, and one of the [...]


3 Growth Areas in 2016

“You will either step forward into growth or you will step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow A recent survey of international business leaders concluded that the #1 focus for those leaders was [...]

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