non-profit, NOT non-performance!

Sweet Mother Teresa (God, Rest her soul). What is sweeter than seeing an image of an elderly woman feeding a terminally sick man, embracing an orphaned infant, or gently caressing the head of a dying woman with AIDs abandoned to a life of prostitution. With palms connected, rosary beads weaved between her fingers, which are … Continue reading

bored as hell!

I was driving home last night after spending another day with a client. I am so honored to work with this team. Some times I’m brought in when teams realize they are broken. It is special to get to work with a team that is great and wants to get better–they are drawing the best … Continue reading

does anyone care anymore

I can tell the difference between a leader who cares and a person who is just filling a job position. Just because you have the title CEO does not make you a leader. For that matter, just because you are creating a buzz of activity and organizational change, doesn’t mean you care. Call it what … 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

The Power Addiction

My name is Chris, and I am addicted to power, position and authority. Sugar, Fat and Salt. I lost 145 pounds. My experience was that, more than calories and exercise, the greatest challenge to my survival was breaking my addition to sugar, fat and salt. Studies have shown that the more refined and processed each … Continue reading

Vulnerability sucks

It just does! I have known my wife as a friend for nearly 25 years and have been married to her for 12 (on July 7th!!), and just this morning I was really struggling to tell her how I really was feeling about the work I have with a client the next two days. (Funny, … Continue reading

I dare you to scrap your 5 year plan

…Let me push pause on a thought from yesterday (which I will come back to because it is a thorn in my thoughts) and jump into another random thought that just came up for me… There is a tremendous amount of confusion around the “long term strategic goals” in both our business and our personal … Continue reading

The disease of fame

We all have a deep desire to be truly known by another person. When purely expressed we experience true love. When this desire is diseased we lust for fame. If I’m honest, I can feel deep inside me the dark desire for fame–the sickness, the disease. The illness of fame is not in the intention … Continue reading

Last day on earth?

So this will be admittedly ridiculous and mellow-dramatic… but it’s true and I am an ENFP, so there you have it. Ha! I started today fully intending to act based on my answer to this question: “If today was the last day I had, what would I do?” So I mowed my dad’s lawn! Hahaha! … Continue reading