Dorothy, we’re not in Kansas anymore. The moral compass that Auntie Em and Uncle Henry provided has been spun through the eye of the tornado and it has lost its direction. I don’t have to tell you, right? You watch the news. You make judgments. And, I expect you have a moral compass that tells […]Read More Creeps and Cheats and Crooks, Oh My!
Bear with me a moment here. I’d better leave a note for my (grownup) kids here, even though I’m pretty sure they don’t read this blog. Mom is still as left liberal as she always was and she still wishes we still had that last family still living in the White House. But sometimes, you […]Read More On Being a Republican Parent
On Public Hearings…. If you’re a typical American, you’ve at least been peeking at the nightly news to get the day’s summary of the Supreme Court appointment debacle…Read More On Public Hearings
Election Day will be here soon. Wherever you live, you’ll probably be asked a few ballot questions along with your selection of candidates for whatever job openings there are. Yours might be about your willingness to fund some project or change some tradition or underwrite some new bureaucracy. Did you ever notice that these Election […]Read More What if we Gave an Election and Nobody Came?
Now, I’m not knocking charisma. It’s useful and people tend to be attracted to it. And, from the leader’s perspective, it’s kind of easy. You just show up. Problem is, that approach only works for the already-successful, guru-ninja-rockstar leader. The rest of us need to do our homework before that big day arrives. So here’s […]Read More Leadership Presence is More than Just Being There
You can tell autumn is nearing when you get emails from auto repair shops promoting the Seven Point Winter Checkup. Even when you live in the center of one of the biggest cities in the world and are on first-name basis with your favorite Lyft drivers. But it’s not a bad idea to pay attention […]Read More The Seven Point Career Checkup
Although I’ve had pretty much of a management life (which is unavoidable when you keep starting companies) when Labor Day rolls around, I get flashbacks to the time I walked more than a few picket lines. And, when I hear that the number of people carrying union cards is dropping in the US, I’m disturbed […]Read More Celebrate Labor Day, Then Get to Work