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You Matter to Me

I appreciate you. As the assistant to the assistant basketball coach for my son’s Basketball Team, I was getting frustrated.  Our single “A” boys’ basketball team has talent. We’re winning games. For the first time in years, we have more wins than losses, and we have three seniors who are tall, athletic, and can play […]

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Let Go!

Let Go! So much of our culture is about “getting.” Getting good grades, getting the “guy”, getting the promotion, getting a new car, getting money and attention.   Getting more stuff for the house, getting more Facebook likes, getting more TV channels, getting more information.  We spend so much time and energy “getting.” I want to […]

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I just got back from making a presentation in San Diego for a franchising company called The Little Gym. For being eight o’clock on a Sunday morning these folks were the following: Totally alive (no holding back). Totally engaged (100% or nothing). Totally willing (Sure, I’ll try something new). Totally fun and fun-loving (just obvious). […]

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Happy New Year

#1 Resolution For 2014 … Be Part Of The Team! I was working at a hospital back east a couple months ago where they were having a hard time with the surveys that the patients would fill out upon leaving.  This particular hospital had received many awards, had great success in almost every area except for […]

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Getting Engaged With Family And Work

Be More Engaged – With Family and Work What a year!  Been all over this country of ours with so many wonderful groups and really appreciate all the people I’ve met.  I’m looking forward to spending time with family and hope that you have a wonderful holiday. Engagement has been a huge topic the last […]

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Are You Roaming the Halls and Spreading Discontent?

  Wow, I was just reading an article in USA Today, “Americans hate their work, even with perks,” that stated only 30% of employees are engaged and inspired at work. This was according to Gallup’s 2013 State of the American Workplace Report, which surveyed more than 150,000 full- and part-time workers during 2012. Almost 2 out […]

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New Challenges

My 15 year old son Charles has played baseball for the last 10 years. He’s good. He loves the game. Two weeks ago at the end of basketball season he said, “I want to try Rugby,” and that happens to be the same season as baseball. I was curious, “What about baseball?” “I won’t be […]

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Happy New Year!

I hope this finds you happy and well.  The past year was a year of milestones. My son turned 15, my Mom turned 80, our speaking and training business is 20 years old, and I turned “half-way to 100.”   I spoke to many groups this past year, and look forward to many trips in […]

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BE a Verb!

My wonderful assistant, Janice, said to me the other morning, “Charles must be back at school.”   “How did you know?” I asked.   “Because you’re in the office,” she said.   Sure I pop in every once in a while during the summer, but for the most part I’m at speaking gigs and then […]

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Bottom of the Last Inning, Two Outs, and Full Count.

I’m a baseball fan.  So is my son Charles.  He’s 15 and playing on a summer team here in Denver.   The other night, it was the bottom of the seventh inning and Charles team was down by one run with the tying run on third base.  There were two outs and it just so […]

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