You may remember that a few weeks ago I received a disturbing email from an associate. You can read that letter here. I received several replies from readers who all offered quite good advice about how to respond. Here’s what I wrote: There is more than one issue at play here so let me address … Read moreMy answer to the disturbing email
Last night I watched three episodes of a program I’d never seen before. It was one of those business intervention reality shows called Bar Rescue. One episode I watched should have been called Bar Wars because the consultant/host of the program fought almost constantly with the bar’s owner. Briefly, the bar was 45 years old. … Read moreFighting hard for mediocrity
“Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.” – Winnie the Pooh I am presently vicariously travelling around the Isle of Capri just off the coast of Italy from Naples. My journey is not one of tour buses and museum excursions. It is entirely within the pages of the … Read moreBecoming accessible to destiny
My son gave me a GPS system for my car last year and for the trips we’ve taken it has proven to me mostly reliable. The first hint that it was not something one should completely depnd on came when I entered my home address just to see how it would route me from work. … Read moreWhen neither the king’s horses nor the king’s men can put things together again
Consider this page from John Wesley’s (the founder of the Methodist Church) diary: Sunday morning, May 5, preached in St. Ann’s, was asked not to come back anymore. Sunday p.m., May 5, preached at St. John’s, deacons said, “Get out and stay out.” Sunday a.m., May 12, preached at St. Jude’s, can’t go back there … Read moreGetting your second wind…why I don’t like New Year’s Resolutions but do like New Year’s objectives.