Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

OK, I don’t really know if it’s your birthday today. Odds are, it isn’t. But since we’re about halfway through the year, I encourage you to think about today as a “birthday” of sorts… an opportunity to review, reset and renew for the next six months. And let’s face...
Who says playing is just for kids?

Who says playing is just for kids?

Five years ago, I dropped New Year’s Resolutions and adopted a Word of the Year (WOTY) instead. I wrote about my WOTY in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. For 2020, I’m all about “play.” If previous years are any indication, this word will inform my decisions and actions...
My antidote to failed intentions

My antidote to failed intentions

Close your eyes and picture yourself just before the end of your last team retreat or leadership seminar or productivity training. I bet you’re brimming with optimism, enthusiastic about all the cool stuff you learned and insight you had, full of so many amazing ideas...
My 50-Year Search for Harmony

My 50-Year Search for Harmony

Assassinations. War. Protests. Burning cities. Racism. Uncertainty. Unrest. Anxiety. As Susan Stamberg put it in an NPR story earlier this year, “The spring of 1968 felt like a national nervous breakdown.” Yep. This was the world I was born into in June 1968. And I...