What Matters Most?

View image | gettyimages.com   If someone were taking a photo of you or how you spend your time, what would the photo reflect?  One of the themes that emerged out of my sage research was to focus on what matters most.  This sounds so easy, but in reality is hard.  It takes time, thought,… [Continue Reading]

Legacy Thinking at Holiday Time

View image | gettyimages.com   This fall, I had a few workshops focused on legacy work–thinking about the impact we are having in the workplace, on our family and friends, in the community, or wherever we may go.  The bottom-line I believe is this:  If we think about the difference (good or bad) we are… [Continue Reading]

What TV show do you watch?

In college, my roommate and I watched the soap opera The Young and Restless.  That was when we were young and restless.  That was about the only show we watched regularly and filled each other in on what was going on if one of us had to miss it.  The Y and R is still… [Continue Reading]

Decrease Stress—Increase Margin

BR Margin

  How is your “margin?”  Similar to space on a page, margin in life is breathing room.  When we are “over”:  overbooked, overloaded, overbooked, overstressed, overwhelmed–we are either out of margin or close to it.  These thoughts are based on my recent reading of Margin:  Restoring Emotional, Physical, Financial, and Time Reserves to Overloaded Lives … [Continue Reading]

Remember to “Look at the View”

#146582436 / gettyimages.com Dave Mackaman, a friend of ours recently wrote a book Dogmatic Slumber:  My Journey to Awakening.  He was a high level executive with Wells Fargo who “retired” at 55 to live life.  This article explains the details.  Dave is the first to admit he truly is a different person and his book… [Continue Reading]

What Will Your Verse Be?

#148549017 / gettyimages.com Interestingly, the chapter in Leading with Wisdom:  Sage Advice from 100 Experts that seems to be resonating with people is on “Leaders Live Their Legacy.”  This fall, I have given a keynote and two workshops on this topic.  What I learned from the sages is that we leave our legacy daily by… [Continue Reading]

Three Important Questions to Ask

#168654647 / gettyimages.com At this Thanksgiving time, much is written about gratitude and giving thanks.  In fact, one requirement I have for my leadership course is for students to hand write a thank you note or note of gratitude to someone in their life.  Interestingly, one of my students this year asked if the person… [Continue Reading]