There are the moments in life when we experience “being in the zone.”  It might be the perfect golf swing that lands the tiny white ball in the middle of a luscious green fairway.  It could be a sales pitch where the words fall effortlessly from our mouth at the right time and with the perfect tone … Continue reading Being A Better Person

It is that time of year when the weather warms and those in classrooms begin longing for days of unfettered freedom.  Too often experiencing the school setting as suffocating rather than exhilarating, students, teachers and administrators alike are stuck in system that is decaying, and the only “answers” are to rearrange the content delivery instead of … Continue reading My Wish For Every Student: Part I

There is a false formula for success being perpetrated throughout our country. For the most part, this false formula is spread by people who enjoy the illusion that control over other people creates power and that this power will enable them to feel better about their own insecurities. Thus in return, many of these people … Continue reading Does Fear Rule Your World?

Everyone feels stuck at some point.  Stuck in a job they don’t enjoy, stuck in a community they would rather not live in, stuck in a relationship that no longer feels as good as it once did.  Stuck in anything not only feels awful, it means that we believe we are no longer making progress, … Continue reading Stuck? Creativity Is a Leader’s Friend

Politico’s story on Bill Clinton’s recent 70-percent approval rating, the highest ever recorded for him, attributes his popularity to his ever increasing focus on global issues eschewing political firestorms. While the former President has clearly evolved into a man focused on creating solutions to “neutral problems,” is this an evolution of character or the making … Continue reading Is Being Less Political Key to a Good Leader?

No one doubted that Oprah Winfrey would wow Harvard University in our nation’s springtime tradition of commencement addresses by celebrities of various stripes and vocations.  True to any speech that resonates with audiences it is not only the truths with dustings of humor, it is the glimpses of the people delivering them that keeps us … Continue reading Keep Opening to Your Purpose

The current brouhaha over the impending Fiscal Cliff is yet another example of a national culture that waits for crisis before taking action. The irony in this current example is that our political leaders actually created the cliff to force themselves to address this complex economic issue. In other words, because they couldn’t work together … Continue reading Why Do We Wait for A Crisis?