Marriage is Business

Marriage is tough.  Two people coming together doesn’t automatically make a relationship.  It may start with energy and passion, but the relationship evolves over time.  Passion comes and goes.  Connections wax and wane.  Communication strengthens and weakens.  Individuals grow and change.  As statistics indicate, many marriages end in divorce.  There are all kinds of articles… Read More

Time Leveraging Our Actions

From Mignon McLaughlin’s The Complete Neurotic’s Notebook, “Albert Einstein when asked what he considered to be the most powerful force in the universe answered: Compound Interest!”  “What you have become is the price you paid to get what you used to want.”   Compound interest is the price paid for the use of borrowed money… Read More

Talk Simply Being Aware of Change

In a status review meeting the other day, the was a comment  to “Keep the presentation simple” and “Only talk to the variances.” Both of these statements had the intent of driving people to present as effectively and efficiently as possible.  How can the ideas behind these statements be applied to our personal lives? Keeping our… Read More

Quality of Life Emerges Out of Our Decisions

Recently, an auditor evaluated the company I work for to approve us to perform work to their workmanship processes. During the close out session, the auditor made a comment the struck a chord.  “I let go of the quality in my life 15 years ago.”  He went on to talk about working overtime and dedicating… Read More

Embracing Confrontation

My wife and I were discussing having leadership roles at work.  Confrontation is unavoidable.  Trust issues come up.  People want to be seen as powerful or experienced and thus show themselves like a bird of paradise or peacock.  When issues and confrontations do arise, the leader has a choice to make.  As in the wild,… Read More