Motivation vs. Innovation

Motivation vs. Innovation

I had an interesting and important epiphany while preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement.In our last conversation, the client mentioned the term “motivational speaker” when discussing the gig – this phrasing gave me an immediate shudder, as it...

The Costanza Principle of Communication

“Jerry remember; It’s not a lie if you believe it.” – George Costanza (Jason Alexander) Why do we do it? Half-truths, soft-sells, euphemisms, white lies, and whoppers. Some do it more than others; some are more comfortable doing it than others,...

Little League & The Small Things….

Fridays are great days for humanizing the ol’ blog post. Appropriately qualified, I still won’t bore you with a hokey message about the lessons I learn in Little League each and every season & how they apply to life in general. You know those blogs?...

Lost in Your Translation

Words mean something. We are forever reminded of this, whether it be a tersely interpreted email, an emotional outburst at your child, or any number of recorded gaffes that become internet memes for the ages. The advent of social media as an additional communication...

5 Lessons from The Kid Sermon

I always get a kick watching the children’s pastor on Sunday mornings…15 minutes into service, 15-20 kids ranging in age from three to eight are called up front for a brief message especially for them. Usually, the message ends with a treat, so it’s...

Assessmentzzzzzzzzzzz….

No matter which side of the desk you’re on, the word “assessment” is a buzz-kill. Part of the problem is the number of assessments available; it’s ridiculous how much noise is out there. Another part of the problem is the mis-use of...