Category Archives: Empowerment

Taking responsibility for our destiny and not disabling our ability to change and grow

The Neglect, The Diagnosis, and The Rebirth

I sat in disbelief, the answer to the question still ringing in my ears. “Not great, man.” I had asked the colorectal surgeon for a prognosis. In May of 2015, I had been diagnosed with colon cancer which had metastasized … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Avoid a Frenetic Frenzy

I define a Frenetic Frenzy as that state of mind you get yourself into, when things are not going exactly the way you want. You are distraught, you despair, your mind goes around and around, and, before you now it, … Continue reading

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14 Leadership Lessons from Fred

Fred DeLuca, co-founder of Subway, passed away this week. Fred was a remarkable man, by any definition of the word remarkable. He was brilliant, witty, quick, passionate, compassionate, kind, considerate, and many other adjectives way too numerous to mention here. … Continue reading

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The Way – A Fable About Right and Wrong

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Chapter 2 I looked out at the evening sky, overlooking Central Park. There was a full moon out, and the weather was January crisp. I had chosen to be alone this night, and my half eaten dinner sat on the … Continue reading

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The Way – A Fable About Right and Wrong

This is the second part of the first Chapter of my book: The Way – A Fable About Right and Wrong. Chapter 1 (continued) A man walked up to Paul, a big smile on his face, his hand outstretched. A … Continue reading

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The Way – A Fable About Right and Wrong

CHAPTER 1 Paul sat on the folding metal chair as the noise swelled around him and washed over him in waves. It was almost too much to bear. Dozens of different conversations, a hundred voices, all wanting to be heard, … Continue reading

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The Daunting Task of My First LinkedIn Publish

When I got the message from Linked In that I was invited to publish content, I quickly and eagerly clicked on the Get Started link, and then… I hate to admit that the appearance of a blank page was quite … Continue reading

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What My Custom-Made Blue Suit Heard and Saw

I had a suit custom made about 13 years ago. “Bespoke” is the way the British say it. Business Blue. “IBM” blue.  I had 2 others made at the same time, beige and gray. But BLUE was THE suit. 2 … Continue reading

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Six Issues that Squeeze Core Values

You firmly believe in Core Values. You have a great, well thought out set of them. Some for yourself, for your marriage, your family, your department, and, if you are the leader of an organization, for your entire group. So … Continue reading

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Is There a Flock of Canadian Geese in Your Future?

US Air Flight 1549 was on its initial climb out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport on its way to Charlotte, North Carolina when, 3 minutes into the flight, it struck a flock of Canadian Geese, causing a complete loss of … Continue reading

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