Welcome to the "Community Building" Category

When Did You Last Give Someone a Chance?

In today’s hyper-competitive, dog-eat-dog world, there is often a thought that you must only have the best people on your team, and if you can’t, then you must do it yourself. Don’t give someone a chance. Well, I have news for you: On average, people are, well, average. On average, people are average In any […]

I am a Hypocrite. Are You?

Everybody loves a hypocrite. Everybody also loves sarcasm. But perhaps more perceptively, everybody is a hypocrite, at least once in a while. Sometimes more often than not. And so, this week I admit that I, too, am a hypocrite. And it bothers me. So let’s journey together to break down why, as well as what […]

Be the Agitator

While walking across the parking lot after work recently, a colleague asked me how my day went. I don’t normally write about work specifically. It’s a dangerous line to cross. In fact, I have many, many interesting things to say that would probably get me into varying degrees of trouble, so I’ll keep my mouth […]

Laziness and Incompetence Bother Me – A Lot

Recently I’ve had several run-ins with laziness and incompetence, which could also be referred to as a lack of conscientiousness. And boy-oh-boy does it bother me! I’ve seen it at work, in my volunteer community, in dealing with contractors and with service providers. There seems to never be a day that goes by where I […]

Remembering Everyone’s Name: My Secret Revealed

It was a dark and stormy December night and I was holed up in the basement of some seedy downtown bar, surrounded by dozens of strangers. Everyone was staring at me. My reputation was on the line. Escape was futile. And then I pulled it off: Around the room I went, remembering everyone’s name with […]