Tag: Life’s Lessons

How Do You Recharge Your Battery?

I hope you enjoyed a long Labor Day weekend. The passing of this national holiday signifies that summer is over. The kids are back in school and it seems like ages since your summer vacation. The pace has quickened noticeably as we move into the fall season. So the changing of the season and the […]

Hurricane Reminds We Really Aren’t in Control of Some Things

For all of us who pride ourselves on being in control of things at all times, Mother Nature served up a big reminder — in the form of Hurricane Irene — that we’re not in control of as much as we would like to think we are. A lot of executives mistakenly believe they’re in […]

The Importance of Good Habits

A colleague shared this poem with me the other day: The Habit Poem I am your constant companion. I am your greatest helper or heaviest burden. I will push you onward or drag you down to failure. I am completely at your command. Half of the things you do you might as well turn over […]


4 Keys to Successful Negotiating in Work, Life

To live life is to negotiate. If you’re married, you negotiate daily with your spouse. It might be over what to have for dinner or where to go on vacation. If you have children, you certainly negotiate with them. I’m constantly bargaining over curfews, gas money, and the definition of a clean room. (Are hospital corners […]

Remembering the Gifts My Father Gave Me

This past Sunday was Father’s Day. Not surprisingly, it got me thinking about my dad. Isn’t that what you’re supposed to do on Father’s Day? My dad, coincidentally, passed away almost 17 years ago to the day. So mid-June is a time when I tend to have him on my mind more than others. He […]

Shaking the Opportunity Tree

Sometimes You Need to Shake the Opportunity Tree

I ran into a good friend the other day at our kids’ baseball game. After the usual pleasantries, he said, “I’m glad you’re here, we really need to talk.” So we moved away from the rest of the crowd and he began to tell me about an incredible opportunity that he had been presented. His […]

Making the Most of the Hand You are Dealt

No Regrets: Making the Most of the Hand You’re Dealt

Last week, I attended the funeral of a good friend’s father. He was a man who was quite obviously loved by his family and friends. At the service, they displayed pictures of him during happy times with his wife, children, and grandchildren. The people who spoke at the funeral talked about a caring, generous man […]