Are you leading with message or miracle?

A young upstart rabbi was causing a ruckus. Oddly enough, it was because he was helping people — so much so that they started flocking to him in droves. And this totally pissed off the religious leaders.

These so-called leaders were determined […]

By |January 6th, 2016|Leadership, Think about this|0 Comments

Do your social media look like this?

You’re someplace with a bunch of people…

…on a lunch break at a conference, seated at a table with people you don’t know…

…in line at a coffee shop that you go to all the time. There are a few regulars there […]

By |January 4th, 2016|Communication, Think about this|0 Comments

The key skill in simplifying complexity

In computing, zooming is the ability to change the scale or view. You know, like zooming in or out.

In content, zooming is the ability to change the scale or view. You know, like zooming into the details or zooming out […]

By |January 3rd, 2016|Think about this|0 Comments

The mission of showing up

Years ago I found myself not wanting to go to family functions, but a pivotal moment in that changing for me was realizing I had something unique to bring. In other words, that something would be decidely missing if I […]

By |January 2nd, 2016|Think about this|0 Comments

Do we have a “conversation versus publication” problem?

If you and I were having lunch and I did all the talking, what would you think?

Even if what I was saying was interesting to you, at best you’d think I had something to say. What you wouldn’t think, however, […]

By |January 2nd, 2016|Communication|0 Comments

It’s just relationship

Her response to my Facebook post struck me as profound:
“I found myself referring to you as a friend more than once while talking to my boss about working with you before realizing we’ve never actually met.” 
Immediately following the sentence was […]

By |June 24th, 2015|Think about this|0 Comments

Four uniquenesses you should totally grow into

In the post-information age it’ll become exponentially more difficult to be bigger, better, faster, smaller, or cheaper. But anyone can amplify their unique and distinct selves. Here are four you should not only “own,” but figure out how to exploit.

Your […]

By |June 11th, 2015|Think about this|0 Comments

3 principles, 4 practices to ‘build someone up’ at a distance

Often a business associate or team member is distant enough so that “grabbing coffee” is impractical. Here are a few principles and practices to bridge the distance to their heart.

Principles to live by

Time is still the most precious commodity you […]

By |June 2nd, 2015|Human Development, Leadership|0 Comments

The boy on a board

The boy, about eight years old, was strapped to a board. He couldn’t move. Not because he was strapped to the board, but because he was paralyzed from the neck down.

The board was just how the resource-strapped care facility could […]

By |December 2nd, 2014|Think about this|0 Comments

Four simple reminders for all who produce content

Many of you know that my past life included being a musician and songwriter, and fewer of you know that I still am…simply as my art. Quite fortunately I get the same same juice out of creating business content that has […]

By |July 17th, 2014|Think about this|2 Comments