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

Enough Being Quiet

Posted by on Oct 28, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 5 comments

Enough Being Quiet

I’ve always been reluctant to share my political views. I tend to keep quiet. But right now I’m about to burst. I think my reluctance came out of childhood. (more…)

Both Sides of the Coin

Posted by on Oct 2, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 3 comments

Both Sides of the Coin

I’ve been thinking back over my consulting career quite a bit lately. It’s because Tony Petrella died recently in a boating accident. (more…)

Looking Through the Lens of Family

Posted by on Sep 4, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 5 comments

Looking Through the Lens of Family

I lay in bed this morning thinking about both my immediate family and my extended family. (more…)

Capacity to Chomp

Posted by on Jul 31, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 7 comments

Capacity to Chomp

One of my all-time favorite writers, Jerry Harvey, died three years ago today– August 1st, 2015. He was the author of The Abilene Paradox as well as one of the best titled books around, How Come Every Time I Get Stabbed in the Back, My Fingerprints are on the Knife? His writing in Organization Development helped shape my own writing more than any other person and I miss him dearly. (more…)

Dancing in Africa

Posted by on Jul 1, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 7 comments

Dancing in Africa

Recently I was watching a movie on TV entitled Get On Up, a biography of the R&B singer, James Brown, starring Chadwick Boseman, a great actor who has also starred as Jackie Robinson in 42 and in Black Panther. Seeing the movie rekindled a memory that I thought I’d share. (more…)

Reflections on His Life

Posted by on Jun 4, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 7 comments

Reflections on His Life

I can’t tell you how many of my friends have told me, “ I wish I had done a better job of capturing my parents’ stories before they died. I just wasn’t interested in hearing those stories until it was too late. It’s such a loss.” (more…)

The Art of Listening

Posted by on Apr 30, 2018 in Blog, Featured | 8 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…)