Photo by Chad Madden on Unsplash I have many friends who are veterans, and most have stories of friends they have lost in combat. Memorial Day is a time to reflect on the selfless sacrifices of these men and women who have served our nation. It is a solemn day of remembrance to honor the... Continue Reading →
101 Best of 2022
A year can seem like a chapter in a story of your life. Work can often feel busy and consuming. We all walked through years of the COVID pandemic, and another year of Zoom calls; I was sure there was more to this chapter in my life. Looking through my journals, pictures, and calendar from... Continue Reading →
how questions can change our relationships
I recently read Michael Bungay Stanier’s book, “The Coaching Habit”. It was one of the best coaching books I’ve read. My wife, Terry also read it and summarized the book in a post on her blog. Check it out,
It’s been a while. I have not had the mental space to write clear thoughts for a long time. However, today is the day. I received the fun (and motivating) notification that this blog has had over 100,000 all-time views(!), and I finished a book that I liked a lot and want to share with you. When I share my learning with others, it sticks better with me, so thank you for helping me out by reading this post. The added plus is that I think you will learn things that are also helpful for you.
The book I finished is called “The Coaching Habit,” written by a coaching guru, born in Australia, now living in Canada, named Michael Bungay Stanier (MBS). He writes with humor and wit; the book is easy-to-apply practical and deeply wise.
The book’s premise is “say less…
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Know Yourself to Lead Yourself
What is true with climbing a mountain is true with growing in leadership and life. The higher you go, the harder it gets. Acclimating to higher levels of leadership requires me to face and conquer the tendencies in my life that keep me from becoming the person I truly desire to be. As I have... Continue Reading →
Steward Your Personal Growth
Let's face it. Growth is hard. At times, it can be downright painful - especially when the Professor Life shows up, replete with his curriculum of trials and hard circumstances. "Hey, I never signed up for that course with that professor!" you complain - until you embrace the suck, and if you have been intentional... Continue Reading →