Monthly Archives: March 2012

The joy of the thankless job

“Winners, no kidding, adore crummy jobs. Why? Because those jobs allow lots and lots of space. Nobody cares! Nobody is watching! You’re on your own! You are King! You can get your hands dirty, make mistakes, take risks, perform miracles!  … Continue reading

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Make expectations clear to boost team performance

I have sometimes found myself shaking my head when I hear about couples who didn’t discuss basic matters such as family size, religion, expectations surrounding work, and so on before getting married.  I recently listened to an interview with Dr. … Continue reading

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Moving forward gracefully into the second half of life

“The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling than we could have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young.” James Hollis Here’s a little … Continue reading

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Passion

“Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping… waiting… and though unwanted… unbidden… it will stir… open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us… guides us… passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? … Continue reading

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My first lesson in leadership

When I was in elementary school, I loved the book “Stone Soup” by Marcia Brown. You may have read this too. In the book, some soldiers are traveling through a town. They are hungry and ask the peasants for some … Continue reading

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When a relationship is difficult: Making the full committment

When a relationship is difficult, especially one in which you have a large business or familial stake, it can color your whole outlook on life.  I’ve certainly found myself with a black cloud hanging over my head, thinking, “What can … Continue reading

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