14 Dec Turning the Page

On a scale of 1 to 10, how was your year? How do you plan to make next year better? I'm a stickler for completion. Completing tasks, conversations, relationships. Most of us are not taught how to make endings, to finish old business, so it doesn't...

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04 Oct X Marks the Spot

"I want to leave my mark on this world - something that really shows I was here!" Gary tells me. That's not uncommon. The desire to leave our mark, to show we were here - that we mattered - is nearly universal. So, I ask him, "What would...

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25 Sep Something Worth Standing For

This week, conversations with clients have often veered into their views on the controversy surrounding NFL players "taking a knee" while the national anthem is being played.  I'm less concerned whether they think the players should or shouldn't be doing it, or whether they think...

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17 Jul Whaddyado?

"What do you do?" a man at the cocktail party asks me, glancing at my name tag. Those four simple words and the answer they elicit could be a doorway into a meaningful conversation.  "About what?" I want to reply, but I know that isn't the...

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09 May HOW TO BE IMPORTANT

"This could be my chance.  I mean the REALLY BIG BREAK I've waited my whole life for" David told me.  A new firm was wooing him hard, promising to double the salary he was making and give him the responsibility and recognition he had been...

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