How any Manager can Increase Influence and Fuel Peak Performance

The c-suite has little day-to-day impact on the productivity of remote workers. “Remote worker’s productivity depends on one role – the manager.” Gallup Remote work isn’t going away. “Our best estimate is that… Continue reading

The Power of Dumb – I Shot Myself in the Head

I’ve done things that make Tweedledee and Tweedledum look like Einstein and Edison. Like the day I shot myself in the head. It all happened while teaching our boys to safely shoot a… Continue reading

How to Stop Asking, “How are You?” and Create Real Conversation

Stop asking stupid questions like: How are you? How are you doing? How are you feeling? You already know how people are doing. The future feels like mushy spaghetti. Answers to, “How are… Continue reading

5 Practices of Humility when Your Wife is Driving the Car

Riding in the car when my wife is driving is an exercise in humility. My wife slows down when I would speed up. She’s a defensive driver and I’m an offensive driver. Never… Continue reading

Analyzing Tension: Why a Short Loaf of Bread is Best

A loaf of bread should be much shorter. The longer the loaf, the longer the wait for my favorite piece of bread. The heel!   To be clear, thin heels get too crunchy… Continue reading

Playful Mischief and Lighthearted Fun is Seriously Worthwhile

Playful mischief makes life fun. That’s why I occasionally lock my wife out of the house. My recent “hat on a broom” was the best prank yet. I’ve been known to hide on… Continue reading