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

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…)

Lessons from a Househusband

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 2 comments

Lessons from a Househusband

We raised our two sons in a beautiful, turn-of-the-century town in New Jersey. I was traveling for work a lot in those days—mostly short trips—but out of town practically every week. Farn managed most of the day-to-day care of the boys and relied on a network of friends for help and support. One close friend was a househusband. (more…)

The Laugh’s On Me

Posted by on Apr 30, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 4 comments

The Laugh’s On Me

Despite my love of humor, I don’t remember jokes that people tell me. I never have. I forget them the same day that I hear them, regardless of how much I enjoyed them. I’m just not a joke-telling person. (more…)

Excavating the Gem

Posted by on Mar 24, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 4 comments

Excavating the Gem

Whenever I bring up my hitchhiking days, people seem fascinated and want to hear stories. I spent considerable time in the late 1960s and early 70s hitchhiking around the country. (more…)

Side by Side

Posted by on Feb 28, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 5 comments

Side by Side

I was recently thinking back over some of the best personal interactions that I’ve had when everything felt perfect—the setting, the person I was engaging with, and what we were talking about. These three memories came to mind… (more…)

Exploring Half-Truths

Posted by on Jan 25, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 0 comments

Exploring Half-Truths

Since retiring, I have found myself looking back on my consulting practice more and more. There are so many clients who have had negative experiences with consultants. (more…)

My Strange Obsession

Posted by on Jan 1, 2017 in Blog, Featured | 4 comments

My Strange Obsession

I have a friend who came to visit recently and I was showing him around the house. We were in our living room when all of a sudden he commented, “ Why do you still have all of those CDs in the bookshelf? You can just download music and save the space. You don’t need CDs.” And I replied, “ I love CDs. (more…)