5 Keys to a Successful “You-Turn”

Last month we took a little detour from personal growth and finances to corporate growth and finances when I wrote about the 5 keys to a successful turnaround. What I have realized, though, is that those same principles also apply to our personal lives. This is particularly true if you are trying to lead a […]

Networking: “Don’t Talk to Strangers” is a Fallacy

I love networking. I’m not talking about “Nortel Networking”, although I did spend some time there while they existed. Rather, I’m talking about meeting new people and building relationships. I’m talking about talking to strangers. But why is networking so hard? Why do so many of us fail at being effective at networking? And how […]

5 Keys to a Successful Turnaround

Some of you know that between my full-time job, my young family, and writing the occasional blog article, I started spending my “free time” this year as a volunteer running a local non-profit corporation known as Forest Edge Community Club. We own and operate the Forest Edge Community Pool, which is a fantastic outdoor swimming […]

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 […]

A Tribute to Future You

Death and destruction are everywhere. And it Sucks. With a capital S. But what will you do about that? Today’s post is unfortunately partly “inspired” by many recent tragedies. I am almost always one of the most energic, optimistic people in the room at any given time. However, as I work through the process of […]

What Will You Do With Your Two Hours?

Does this sound familiar? You’re finally home from work. You’re absolutely exhausted from the daily grind. You’ve been sitting or standing all day. Customers, bosses, and coworkers have been very demanding. Rush hour traffic sucks. You’ve done your best to avoid the parking police while you raced into the school to pick up your kids […]