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the most difficult organization to lead

It is interesting to interface with so many different industries and companies of every scale–manufacturing, scientific, education, churches, non-profit, healthcare, service, technology, aerospace, and so on. I have a lot of fun working with most organizations. My experience is that technology companies are really challenging with the kind of work I do, but not the … Continue reading

Give Me, Give Me, Give Me

My sister was born in eastern Europe and after tragedies in her birth family, she was moved into an orphanage in Latvia until she was nine years old when my parents adopted her. I remember when she first came home, my parents (who love to give gifts) brought her to a toy store and said … Continue reading

daring greatly

I read a lot of books and I try to take one thing away from them all. Trying to boil my big takeaways to one is just impossible. This book, “Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way we Live, Love, Parent and Lead,” by Dr. Brene Brown, is dense with lessons … Continue reading

The Measure of a Leader

"My father told me that for a leader, the true measure of success is found in the eyes of your direct reports, the embrace of your spouse, and the hearts of your children.  I believe him… when was the last time you looked into the eyes of those who work for you in order to … Continue reading