So What – “Catching Someone Doing Something Right”

Everyone has a story like this to use as an anchor they can rely on to catch someone doing something right. I coached a 9 year-old boys soccer team this past fall. It was joyous to shout-out to one of the unsure, lesser-skilled players – “hey, you ran to an open spot and asked for a […]

Attacking Cookies Vertically

Since I have the benefit of working from home, I eat lunch with some of my children from time to time. Today, I gave each of my two youngest children (both girls) a cookie. One, like me, attacked her cookie by horizontally inserting one side of the cookie into her mouth. I mean, how else would you […]

On Stretching and Taking Prudent Risk

There’s an article in the Wall Street Journal today about an asteroid coming within 200,000 miles of the Earth at 6:38 p.m. CST tonight. The closest an asteroid has come to colloiding with our planet in 37 years. It reminds me of a story many of us have heard before that helps us keep our […]

Masters of Life or Ministers of the Design Established by the Creator?

Here’s a rhetorical question – How much intellectual heft do you have behind your position on controversial issues in our society? I was looking for a document called Humanae Vitae which delivers the “why” behind the Catholic Church’s position on the abortion issue. In the process, I found an article written today with the title […]

How do you start being a Thought Leader?

Here’s a glimpse into what Thought Leadership looks like in action (based on my involvement with Alan Weiss, a Thought Leader if there ever was one). This glimpse is from an email sent to a group of participants in an experience I produce for the commercial construction industry called the Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) Assured […]