Monthly Archives: February 2015

Are You Driving Blind?

There is a funny scene in the movie If You Could See What I Hear, based on the life of blind athlete, singer and actor Tom Sullivan, where he is driving a car around his college campus.  Remember, Tom is … Continue reading

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Keeping the “magic” alive . . . In the circus and business

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away. ~Ben Hecht I can still recall nearly 12 years ago watching the Cirque du Soliel performance of Alegria in the Royal Albert Hall in London with my young daughter and … Continue reading

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It’s official, I am below average . . .

If religion was the opiate of the masses in the time of Karl Marx, then Soap Operas might just be the opiate of the masses today. Being in Brazil for a week has left me with the impression that I … Continue reading

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Culture Change: Why Leaders Should “Micro-Manage”

My boss seems to believe in my way or highway. He micromanages everyone and fires anyone who disagrees with him about anything. One of the quickest and surest ways to disenfranchise good executives and managers is to micro-manage them! For … Continue reading

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The Blind Leading the Blind: Conduct Risk in Financial Services

The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision.  ~Helen Keller My first historical novel (Almost Perfect) I wrote while living in a stone Chateau in the South of France in the middle of Cathar Country. … Continue reading

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Employee Engagement or Strategy Engagement?

When we were kids, we used to play a silly word game called “Which would you rather?” Basically someone would ask you to choose between to gross or disgusting things.  For example: “Would you rather eat a worm or step … Continue reading

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The Wright Brothers and Commitment

When you’re surrounded by people who share a passionate commitment around a common purpose, anything is possible.  ~Howard Schultz I am writing this as I sit inside the cabin of a Boeing 767-400ER passenger jet on my way to facilitate a … Continue reading

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