Leadership in 2020

Some basic leadership concepts are rock solid, others are like rubber, adapting to the form and the conditions. Leadership in normal times can be challenging. Leadership under stress or prolonged crisis can cause teams to break apart. Events of this year are testing leadership strategies and strengths of good leaders. Leadership under pressure require flexibility … More Leadership in 2020

The Dream Genie

What is the origin of our dreams? Where do they come from? Who is the gatekeeper of our dreams?  Surely, there is a genie that decides what our dreams will be on a certain night, what order they come and nature of the visual data that flows into our brain’s receptors. We have all had … More The Dream Genie

Spring Yard Work

I’m like a dog pasted to the front window waiting for spring to happen. Winter is my least favorite time of the year. The older I get, the less I tolerate the cold. The thought of a warm retirement location is welcoming. I guess I just look forward to chasing kids off my lawn. Actually, … More Spring Yard Work

Times Like These

There is fear in the air. You can see it on the faces of strong people. The fear is for several things.  People fear for their health.  They fear getting sick and not being able to afford treatment.  They fear for the health of family and friends. There are other fears.  Not since the Great … More Times Like These

Looking Back

Life isn’t always fair or uplifting. Sometimes it sucks. At some point in our lives we’ve been humbled, taken down a notch, or made to see the error of our ways. The act of humility is recognizing and accepting missteps, and understanding why we failed. No, it’s not always someone else’s fault. Sometimes we get exactly … More Looking Back

Management Feedback

As I was waiting for my Monterey Chicken sandwich in the deli eating area, I noticed the young woman who seems to run the place take a seat and another employee sat across from her.  I’m not a snoopy person, but I am observant, and the three of us were the ones in the joint.  … More Management Feedback

My Generation

We are generation-centric. We are a society of demographics and labels. Marketing, politics, entertainment; we are categorized, studied, targeted, sold and even hated based on our attributes. We all belong to a generation. We are surrounded by other generations, but do we notice it? Of course, but how conscious are we of the generational differences? … More My Generation