How the Republican Committee Ticked Me Off – But the Issue wasn’t Them

Some conversations invigorate – others exasperate. The difference is aspiration, values, and talent. Years ago, the Republican Committee* asked, “If we put you forward for this elected office, what will you do for… Continue reading

How to Solve Problems Quickly – But 69% of Relationship Problems are Unsolvable

Some problems should be managed, not solved. Broken computers can be fixed but many relationship ‘problems’ are unsolvable. “Dr. John Gottman’s research proves that 69% of problems in a relationship are unsolvable.” 6… Continue reading

Why We Keep Fixing the Same Problem: Lessons from the Icemaker

I don’t turn on the lights when I get a drink in the night. But occasionally, while standing in front of the fridge, I hear the freezer grinding. A frozen clinker is clogging… Continue reading

What Happens When People Feel Devalued: The Tooth Fairy Pillow Debacle

“The struggle to feel valued is one of the most insidious and least acknowledged issues in organizations.” Tony Schwartz Ellasyn, our youngest granddaughter, couldn’t believe her ears when Mimi offhandedly suggested, “Why don’t… Continue reading

The Pleasure of God – Overcome Misery and Feel Joy

Miserable leaders have miserable teams. “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast! And when I run, I feel His pleasure.” 1924 Olympic Gold Medalist in the… Continue reading

Dear Dan: How Do I Interview for a Job when I Lack Experience

Dear Dan, What advice do you have or what resources can you recommend to folks like me who want to transition to a supervisory role but have not held a position with that… Continue reading