Aim for the stars, we are told. Your aim may exceed your reach, but you will achieve more than you hoped possible. Generally, good advice. Do no sell yourself short. Be all you can be. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T.S. Eliot … More Outkicking Your Coverage
You say you want a revolution Well, you know We all want to change the world You tell me that it’s evolution Well, you know We all want to change the world Lyrics by John Lennon How apropos since it is nearly Independence Day, since we are celebrating our own version of revolution. America is … More Revolution?
Labels are often wrong. Most people are much more than a single word or a phrase. When you assume a person is a narrowly defined element, you are also assuming what you think they believe fits into a neat compartment. Lots of things go wrong with assumptions. People are strange and often complex creatures; they … More What Am I?
For a long time, I believed that if the message was good, and you communicated it clearly, people would hear it. So why is that not always true? There might be many reasons why good information is tuned-out or entirely missed. First, it could be the way we communicate. Of course it could be the … More When People Stop Listening
“As Christians, as those who follow and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, let us pray throughout the day and all of these proceedings. Pray for our nation, pray for our leaders, and pray for President Donald J. Trump,” said Franklin Graham. “It’s a day of shame for America. The media is calling the Democratic-led … More Things I Don’t Understand: American Christianity
There’s a line between employees needing to ask permission and allowing them to make decisions. The line varies depending on what the issue or circumstance, but a recent example made me think about my own employees. Empowerment builds trust, confidence and ownership. It also builds loyalty. Sometimes employees ask because they don’t know, other times … More You’re Empowered
“Acting strategically requires that political leaders make clear what they will stand for and what they will not stand for. We must mean what we say, to both allies and foes.” Do you read this book because it was written by a four-star general who commanded troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan, or because he … More Jim Mattis: Call Sign Chaos
Labor Day was just a few weeks ago. Most of us enjoy the holiday without a deep sense of what the day is about. We also enjoy other employment-related benefits that cost some folks their very lives. There are many arguments people have against labor unions. Unions are bad. Unions are corrupt. Unions protect bad … More Working Class Hero
Headed for that day of reckoning Many years beyond the fast lane What to leave in, what to take out A worn life there’s much to explain The path wonders from best intentions Decisions, faulty reasoning blowing back Too much time chasing the wrong dreams Moments playing on our life’s soundtrack Humble Attempts … More Much to Answer For
Feeling that your dominance is obsolete The angry reasons you give are pretty lame Changing of many households on your street Old neighbors move, new ones aren’t the same You can hideaway in your locked community And only stream your favorite TV channel It’s still a country of great opportunity That some are working … More Changing of the Guard