Category Archives: Leadership

Look to the Goal, and Stay out of the Ditch

I took a motorcycle class to get re-certified and learned an important principle that goes way beyond riding two wheelers. The instructor emphasized over and over in both the classroom and on the course that when you’re making a turn … Continue reading

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The Power of Persistence: The Sydney Harbor Bridge Climb

The balcony of my third floor apartment was so close to Sydney Harbor that with a running start from the living room I could plant my foot on the rail and  dive into the murky waters below. Directly across was … Continue reading

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A Higher Calling for Story Telling

“The only reason for giving a speech is to change the world.” John F. Kennedy I love telling stories but now is the time to raise the stakes for this blog.  And the best way to explain why is, of … Continue reading

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The Art of Selling

The best sales people don’t rely on a smarmy pitch or underhanded tactics. They find out what people want, and then deliver.   I spent one Seattle summer working as the ice cream man, selling my wares from a three-wheeled truck. … Continue reading

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Predictably Bad

History is littered with those who made monumentally bad predictions. In 1901 Wilbur Wright told his brother, Orville, that man would not fly for fifty years.” Two years later the brothers made a mockery of Wilbur’s prediction. At Yale, a … Continue reading

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