The Danger Is At The End – Not The Beginning

A few years ago, I was invited to go on a Segway tour of Washington, D.C.  Having never been on a Segway before, I was a bit anxious, but I didn’t really have a choice.  I had auctioned off the ten-person tour for a charity, and part of the package was for me to...

Moving On – Surviving Workplace Abuse

It’s a common experience.  You get a job that seems to promise great things.  You work for a manager who seems to have your best interest at heart.  You work with a team of like-minded individuals, and they all seem to be people you can really bond with.  It seems...

The Bully In The Brain

“You’re just not good enough.” Have you ever heard those words rattling around in your brain?  Perhaps a better question would be this: Has anyone not heard those words rattling around in his or her brain?  It’s the same voice that challenges our expertise and...

Five Percent Moves

I purchased a new thermos the other day.  I was looking for something else, and I found it quite by accident.  It turned up on one of those pages on Amazon that says this: “If you liked that other thing you purchased, you might like this.”  At first, I dismissed the...

A Path To Wisdom

When I was a kid, I remember begging my parents to buy me a journal. I really wanted that journal; I had dreams of capturing all sorts of private thoughts, and I wanted to be able to to lock it! I was relentless, deploying every trick in the book to convince my...

The Power Of Failure

The other day, I delivered a program that just wasn’t my best.  It wasn’t due to a lack of preparation or a lack of effort, but I was faced with obstacles with every move I made. I won’t bore you with the details, but my favorite obstacle was leaving a breakout room,...