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Dear self-styled Millennial

Dear self-styled Millennial (An answer to a letter written to me and other Boomers)     On a flight from Copenhagen last night, I read an article that piqued my interest until it blew my mind.  [...]

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I Love Cheesecake, But Man Is It Expensive

I Love Cheesecake, But Man Is It Expensive The truth is, I love cakes, I really do. The recipe that was handed down to me by my mother has all the elements of a fabulous New York style creamy [...]

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Looks can be deceiving, so we stick to tried and true Pareto

Looks can be deceiving, so we stick to tried and true Pareto.  My team (steeped in the 80/20 rule or Pareto Principle) came to me with this; Trello’s (new?) way of adding priorities to [...]

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Lacking Discipline? Get Values Cheerleaders

Lacking Discipline? Get Values Cheerleaders  I’ve been flying for over 50 years. How a plane defies gravity with its own massive weight along with the weight of passengers, baggage and [...]

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Dear M. Bernard Arnault, Leave Greta Thunberg Alone

Dear M. Bernard Arnault, Leave Greta Thunberg alone. Did you publicly criticize climate 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg for “surrendering to catastrophism”?  Really? I am so astounded by your [...]

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A Simple Rule to Run Effective Meetings

A Simple Rule to Run Effective Meetings Ask your team to identify their biggest productivity killer and inevitably two issues will rise to the top of the list: managing their inboxes and their [...]

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Is Personal Coaching Exclusively for People with Problems?

Is Personal Coaching Exclusively for People with Problems? A potential client wrote me an email the other day. He explained that he had decided that he didn’t need personal coaching nor [...]

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How to have a great work relationship with your boss? (Spare her the details)

How to have a great work relationship with your boss? (Spare her the details) One common complaint among leaders is that they feel bogged down by verbal details from direct reports.  For this [...]

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What the Heck is Personal Coaching?

What the Heck is Personal Coaching? A super-smart criminal lawyer and potential client emailed me the other day. He reasoned that he had decided not to pursue personal coaching because his [...]

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How to break a habit that makes your life miserable: an exercise

How to break a habit that makes your life miserable: an exercise I stumbled upon Thomas Oppong’s article, Why Eliminating Behaviors That Make You Miserable Can Make You Happier, which references [...]

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