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 →

Preacher Man

I once took a career assessment that analyzed my personality traits, my perceptions of the world, and how I prefer to connect and work with others.   The result was a number of possible careers.  Nothing shocking.  Human Resources, coaching, and creative writing related careers.  No complaint.  That is me. Another possible career choice listed... Continue Reading →

“Hi Coach”

"Hi Coach."  As I turn around I look up to see a young man smiling back at me.  He was one of the kids I coached in Little League baseball over four years ago. The event was a reception at my son's high school.  My youngest just graduated from high school with plans to attend college back east.  The... Continue Reading →

Thursday Thought – Laugh, Think and Cry

Note: Each Thursday I will post a little something to inspire us to finish the week strong. These Thursday Thoughts will be a quote, piece of music, artwork, or inspirational video.  Congratulations, you made it over the hump and let's finish the week together. The college basketball championship tournament is well under way here in... Continue Reading →

Leadership Lessons From Little League Baseball

"Hi, my name is Michael and I coached Little League Baseball for six years."  That line is either a confession or my opening line at a group therapy session (maybe both).  For those of you that know, it is a rewarding experience to be involved with a Little League Baseball Team especially as the manager.  You quickly... Continue Reading →

The Half Court Set and Leadership

The half court set is a reference to basketball and my attempt to write a cool headline. For today's news we have a new in-depth article in Sport's illustrated. The article is on UCLA basketball and the fall from national prominence over the past several years. As a Cal Berkeley guy, I am fine with... Continue Reading →

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