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I hope you find these entries as enjoyable to read, as I find them enjoyable to write…

The Art of Listening

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 7 comments

The Art of Listening

I’ve written about my love of books and my love of films so it’s time to write about my love of music. I grew up as a child hearing Billie Holiday, Dizzy Gillespie, Bill Evans, and classical music. I remember standing at the top of our stairs and yelling down to my father, “Dad, can you put on Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto so I can get to sleep?” (more…)

Community Building

Posted by on Apr 2, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 9 comments

Community Building

Farn and I recently invited our neighbors over for an Open House…some late afternoon wine and appetizers. It took about 15 minutes of effort to write an email to all of them inviting them over. (more…)

Helpful vs. Sharing Husband

Posted by on Mar 1, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 4 comments

Helpful vs. Sharing Husband

I read an interesting article a few years ago written by a woman. In the article, she was saying that when she asks her husband to help out, he always says, “Sure, I’d be glad to.” “Honey, would you please take the garbage out?” (more…)

Wake Up

Posted by on Jan 29, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 8 comments

Wake Up

I woke up this morning missing work. Not so much the travel but I miss walking into an organization and having to be “on.” I loved giving talks on subjects that brought out my beliefs and values, working with teams, designing and conducting workshops—things like that. I didn’t always have successes. (more…)

Sabbatical

Posted by on Dec 2, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 14 comments

Sabbatical

Hi everyone,

I’ve decided to take a break from writing my blog. Consider it a sabbatical. I’ll return in the spring with some new stories to share. I’ve written 72 one pagers that I began sharing with you every month since February 2012. That is almost 6 years ago! I just need a break. (more…)

Back to the Future

Posted by on Oct 31, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 4 comments

Back to the Future

I graduated from high school in 1967. That meant that this year was my 50th high school reunion. (more…)

A Losing Battle?

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 8 comments

A Losing Battle?

One of the things that drives me crazy is seeing people with their smartphones up to their faces, totally absorbed by Facebook or Twitter as they ignore everyone else around them. I know that I’m old fashioned, but I still find it rude. It’s become addictive behavior. (more…)

Picture This

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 4 comments

Picture This

One of the exercises that I do when I’m starting up a new project with a team or teaching a new class is to have the participants introduce themselves in a unique way. (more…)

Driving Miss Rose

Posted by on Jul 31, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 4 comments

Driving Miss Rose

When I was consulting back on the East coast, I used a very small limo service owned by an elderly couple. (more…)

On the Fly vs. Script and Structure

Posted by on Jul 3, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 3 comments

On the Fly vs. Script and Structure

Recently I was asked what the primary differences in skills were required between a consultant and a trainer. I thought about it and told this story… (more…)