Nailing It: How Young People Got It Together

“I am a part of everything that I have read.” Theodore Roosevelt I read the biography of George Washington Carver when I was in High School. He’s been with me ever since. Recently,… Continue reading

How to Be Kinder to Yourself and Others

You don’t screw-up where I grew up. You dub-up. If you’ve never heard ‘dub-up’, you’re didn’t grow up in Central Maine. You’re from away. I’m here to help. Illustration: I dubbed-up yesterday. Sometimes… Continue reading

Buzzwords Smart People Won’t Say in 2022

When I grew up we said cool things like: Far Out: This is a souped-up version of cool. Boogie: Dancing. Right on: I agree. Dig, dig it, or can you dig it: I… Continue reading

A Surprising Thing You Can Do for Yourself

Self-centered people are anxious and unhappy. Research shows one source of self-centeredness is loneliness. A lonely person turns inward. Feeling isolated motivates people to focus on their own self-interest. What’s worse? Lonely people… Continue reading

Shaping Influences Make You

Everything you will become began with others. Your parents are the first shaping influence in your life. Many others followed. Teachers, friends, coaches, mentors, bosses, co-workers, even brief interactions with strangers contribute to who… Continue reading

Dear Dan: I Feel Burn-Out Because Administration Promotes Unqualified People

Dear Dan, First, I really enjoy your leadership tweets. Second, I’m currently at a job, where the administration seems to be promoting ‘yes men’ and not qualified people to supervisors. Not leaders. This… Continue reading