Thank You Mr. President

He inspired me 20 years ago when I met him; from his inspirational talk to the entire group, to watching him lead by example, and even the stern lecture he delivered to me and my team ... Former President of the United States, Jimmy Carter, is a leader. I read a few months ago about the serious... Continue Reading →

Be Like Joe

Decision time. Do I go to work today not feeling well or take the dreaded day off as a sick day? It started in my throat and now found my chest, building all week to the point I lost my voice this morning. Looking at my calendar I see a video call first thing with... Continue Reading →

You Gotta Have Heart

Congratulations to the Golden State Warriors for winning the NBA Championship. Count me as one of the lifetime fans who suffered through all the bad seasons. This team had it all, great athletic ability along with selfless play, teamwork, and most of all heart. "Too slow, too small, can't shoot well enough, can't defend nobody.... Continue Reading →

Of Zombies and Group Decision Making

I recently read an article in the Harvard Business Review, Making Dumb Groups Smarter and immediately thought of zombies. More on that connection later. Group dynamics is a cornerstone of Organizational Development consulting and a core area for my practice.  Work groups and teams (not the same thing) are a necessity in our organizations. We perform... Continue Reading →

Principles Over Plays

Thoughts and questions to start the work week. March Madness begins this week for college basketball here in the United States. Count me as one who enjoys the non-stop, wall-to-wall game action starting later this week. Most experts say this year should have less drama with clear separation of the top teams from the rest... Continue Reading →

Success on the Water and In Life

Last week I returned to my roots and the waters of Lake Merced in San Francisco. My high school rowing team had its annual alumni event. This was my first time back in over 20 years and I do not have a real answer on why it took me so long to return to the place that... Continue Reading →

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