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Changing the Discussion on Suicide

By |August 15th, 2019|Categories: Life|Tags: , , , , |

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, but some events this past week motivated me to publish this article early.  I served in the United States Air Force for 28 years, retiring six years ago. Last week the Air Force took the extraordinary step of declaring a global operational st [...]

What We Learn from Overcoming: The Power and Pain of Transformation

By |March 19th, 2019|Categories: Learning, Life|Tags: , , , , , |

The beautiful butterfly is our society’s favorite metaphor for total transformations. Nature’s ultimate metamorphosis changes from a tree clinging, 14-legged pest into the regal flying butterfly. The metaphorical story of the caterpillar to the butterfly is both inspiring and positive. What is left [...]

Throw Out the Work-Life Scale: A Father of Twins’ Journey to Imbalance

By |February 26th, 2019|Categories: Career, Life|Tags: , , |

Work-life balance is the term used to describe the proportion of time we allocate to our careers versus other aspects of our lives such as personal interests, family, social or leisure activities. Whether you are just beginning your career or a seasoned executive, it’s hard to escape the mantra that [...]

True Success is Making Others Successful

By |January 28th, 2019|Categories: Leadership|Tags: , , , |

We all define success differently. While some measure success by the size of one’s bank account, investment portfolio or the square footage of one’s home, do those things really bring fulfillment and lasting happiness? What defines the indicators of real success? I believe true success is achieved w [...]

Curiosity Did Not Kill the Cat

By |January 8th, 2019|Categories: Learning|Tags: , , |

No one understands how powerful the mind of a child is better than a parent of a toddler. Ask any parent of a three-year-old what curiosity in children looks like and the answer will be: rapid fire questions, continuous talking, loud off-key singing, and a return back to the questions again. Nothing [...]