Category Archives: engaged

Help Me…I’m Stuck!

When I introduce myself, telling the inquisitive person in front of me Why I do, they always have a follow up question.  When I tell them my “Why”, my answer to their “What do you do” question was actually purposefully intended.  Rather than focus on What I do, I would rather switch the emphasis to…

I Like Your Style

Tower of Power (or TOP for short) is an R&B-based horn band, originating in Oakland, and they have been performing since 1968.  They are best known for their funky soul sound highlighted by a powerful horn section and precisely syncopated bass-guitar lines.  I’ve been a big fan of TOP, and have seen them several times in concert. Each time they never…

Make Friends and Business Follows

One of the most truly remarkable business experiences I have ever had was presented to me in the late 1980s. I was invited to participate in a merger and acquisition presentation in New York City. As the deal was broken down into detail, it was clear this would be the financial services blockbuster deal of…

Cleaned My Desk Today

That is a good Friday feeling.  Wow, it was a tough week.  I put on my coat, and after placing the wooden hangar on the silver hook mounted on the back of my door, I glanced  into the office, and it felt, oh, so good.  My wife was working late on this Friday, and it…

Stuck In The Moment

I left a lengthy session with a client deeply involved in their strategic planning process.  When I say deeply, I mean way over the top.  They asked me to help them finish the plan.  They felt they were too close to the task at hand to hold themselves accountable to the finish line. This is…