Learning about my leadership

Challenge completed. I’ve posted four times this week. I can tell you it has definitely been a challenge and one that was worth the effort. Like any experience in life, I have been thinking about what I am learning about my leadership this week. Have an impact I want...

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Let’s dance

I want to write about leadership. However, one of my biggest struggles with my writing is explaining how I see leadership. Talk about frustrating!! If you read my last post, W.W.A.D., you know my definition of leadership. A leader is someone who takes responsibility...

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W.W.A.D?

I took up a challenge to post four times this week … what was I thinking?   I took this challenge as I felt it would get me back into the groove of posting again. I kind of fell out of the writing habit several months ago. When I stopped writing I decided to give...

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What’s the point?

Do you pay attention to what’s happening in our world? Climate change is scary. The economic environment is horrible. Politics are just screwed up, and despite Trump leading this category, he’s far from the only problem. We, humans, are burning through the earth’s...

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A new perspective on history

I was sitting in a Starbucks one morning with a friend. We were enjoying breakfast and a great conversation. This friend is from Germany, and we were trading stories about our respective homelands. At some point I remember saying to her “well that’s true except Canada...

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What are you holding on to?

Early last year my wife, Rosie, left her busy career in engineering behind. There are many reasons for this change. One of which is that my business was going great. I needed to hire an assistant to get some of the load of running the business off me. Given Rosie was...

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The stress of your choices

I was at a conference last week where one of the topics presented was on stress. The presenter was referring to an experiment from the 60’s in which rats were used to better understand what causes stress. The experiment drew connections between the rat's ability to...

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1,000 excuses and not one good reason

Over the past few years I had an exercise routine. For example, I was out running 4-5 days per week. I felt great, I had lost a significant amount of weight, and my blood pressure was heading in a good direction. Then around a year ago the routine fizzled. For the...

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