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Sprinting Through the Louvre

Sprinting Through the Louvre

It was our first trip to Paris, and the Louvre topped the list of places Suzette and I wanted to see. I’ve never had patience for standing in lines, or “queues,” or appreciated being bunched into a small herd following a funky umbrella. So- I went online and arranged...

Entitled Older Guys ‘Cutting in Line’

Entitled Older Guys ‘Cutting in Line’

Mind the GAP…Mind the GAP…Mind the GAP When riding the tube in London, the phrase Mind the GAP has a very specific meaning. And it applies to a very specific action- stepping on and off the train. After all, if you don’t pay attention to the “gap” between the platform...

Pushing on a Rope

Pushing on a Rope

I can tell you exactly where I was sitting when I read, “I learn as much from students like you as you can from me.” Those words were written across the top of my 9th Grade English paper under a large circled “A+”. I got lots of “A’s” in school, especially in English,...

Let Go of the Leash (Redux)

Let Go of the Leash (Redux)

With great power comes great responsibility. The more power you acquire- the more responsibility you inherit. And as responsibility goes up, so does your need to control…right? WRONG. Highest and best efficiency comes through the spontaneous cooperation of team...

CULTURE determines RESULTS

CULTURE determines RESULTS

Plant a mango tree, what do you get? Mangoes. Grow and tend tomatoes? Tomatoes. No mystery here- everyone gets this. The tougher question… Why do some trees, vines and plants produce tons of high quality, while others produce little- even under the same external...

Values & Principles

Values & Principles

Confusion continues between values and principles. Many seem to think the two words mean the same thing. They don’t. This is a BIG deal for you as a leader. Why? Values are relative- they change. For example, you place HIGH value on having a warm coat in the north...

The Only Way to Achieve the Impossible…

The Only Way to Achieve the Impossible…

On the 5th of May 1954 (and forever before that) the ‘experts’ pontificated it simply could NOT be achieved. The mind couldn’t conceive it…the human heart couldn’t handle it…the legs couldn’t take it. The very next day, however, 25-year old Roger Banister proved them...

You Become What You Think About

You Become What You Think About

 Your thoughts generate your feelings (your WHY). Your feelings manifest as your choices, actions and behaviors (HOW you do WHAT you do). Your choices, actions and behaviors interact with the people and world around you to generate your results- good…or not-so-good....

One Officer’s Response To Being Stereotyped…

One Officer’s Response To Being Stereotyped…

My son burst into my office today and said: “Dad, you gotta see what a cop here in town posted on his daughter's Facebook page after one of her friends was labeling ALL police as racist.” I looked at the post and immediately a rush of adrenaline shot through me. I...

The only thing that matters…

The only thing that matters…

Several years ago I was on my regular run near our home in New Hampshire- the same 3.2-mile ‘loop’ I ran most mornings. My turnaround cut through the cemetery on Old Homestead Highway. At this point, only half-way through, I normally paid little attention to much...

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