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Part 5: “I Will Fall” – Doubt and Rejection


Just Joining in?  Check out:  Part 1   Part 2  Part 3 & Part 4 for the whole series This month, I got dumped.  Confession?  I’m not good at it. I know, some of you are reading that thinking, “Who is?”  Fair, but I have enough self-awareness to know I have rejection issues – which is also […]

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The Sound of Silence


  Silence is a very funny thing.  There’s a proverb that teaches silence is also a speech… and I agree with that.  What that speech communicates depends on the context of the situation, of course.  One of my favorite words of wisdom by Emerson is actually on the subject of silence, “Let us be silent, […]

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Part 3: Undermined by Strategy and the Tactical


Check out:  Part 1 &  Part 2 There are a lot of things that can undermine our professional success, if we let it.  You can get off on the wrong foot with rocky on-boarding, you may have to deal with questionable behavior by team members, market changes & business fluctuations, the list goes on and on.  However, […]

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Undermine: The Start of the Sabotage of “Shine”


As circumstance would have it, a good deal of my friends/professional connections have made career moves & changes over the last year… including myself.  It’s been interesting to see how we all individually have handled what is a largely similar walk from a macro level:  while we all had various different circumstances that precipitated the […]

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If I Didn’t Know Better… Confidence, Doubt, & Temptation


(1) I enjoy watching television with my daughters.  Correction:  I enjoy spending time with my daughters and use the TV as a tool to talk about the world around them.  They happen to like Hayden Panettiere – she was “the bomb” to them when she was on Heroes.  So, when I heard she was going […]

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