The security line was not that long considering it was the regular commuting time. Travel for me is easy having in the past four years flown dozens of times. This time, I had my 15-year-old son in tow for an international trip. All the details of getting us both to our destination had my head… Read more about Who are you?
Connection means we will continually put ourselves at risk. Time and time again we will have to reach out, extend, take a chance at rejection. I’ve always been fascinated with world class climbers. Recently I watched the film about Jimi Chin, Conrad Anker, Renan Ozturk’s climb of the Meru a legendary peak in the Himalayas.… Read more about The worst memory
One of my favorite memories growing up are trips my mom and I would take to the Oregon coast together. A member of our family owned an old forties era bungalow cabin heated by a wood stove that looked out on the breaking waves in one of the most beautiful sections of beach in the… Read more about Her time
Here is a quick assignment: Make a list of your closest friends, family and co-workers. Next to their name write “night owl” or “dawn breaker”(crazy folks like me you rise way too early) If you can’t think of which they are, ask. Now start thinking how you can best connect with them around this discovery.… Read more about Night owls and dawn breakers
A nuclear Ned or Negative Nancy steps into a conversation. “Wait until the teen years” to a parent soaking up the joys of young parenting. “I failed three times” to the entrepreneur who just secured their first angel investment. Worse is the know it all who has to have the last word with the new… Read more about Ned and Nancy
Happy Sunday. First thanks so much for reading this post. If you have not noticed, I have been posting daily since February 12th this year. So, if you have been occasionally stopping by or reading daily, I deeply thank you. It means a lot to me. I plan to continue writing about connection, communicating better… Read more about A question and thanks
Stop emailing me. Stop calling me. Stop talking. I would rather hear these from staff, co-leaders, my kids, spouse, friend, and strangers. Instead, we often hear; I didn’t understand, I heard you wrong, you were not clear, I did not know. You see, people can filter, schedule, turn off, sign off and ignore. We think… Read more about Over do it: communication
Leadership for me has become an exercise in connection. In my experience, I have only learned to lead as much as I am willing to go first in the harder things in life. Usually, that means that I will be breaking things first, failing first and sometimes stumbling on what works. Not many people are… Read more about Going first: Review of Udemy Leadership Course by Seth Godin