Gain Perspective at the Edge of the World

April 20, 2018 admin 0

Dear Friends and Colleagues, With our busy world and so many competing demands, how do we gain the perspective we need to accomplish our goals? We pack so much into our lives and don’t really know what to do with it all. […]

On The Road with The Happy Burro – Chicago, IL, USA

April 10, 2018 admin 0

**UPDATE** May 17, 11:45a central (scroll down for latest news) That’s right – I’ll be in Chicago most of next week, May 14-17th at the OD Summit.  I’ll be spending time with a few co-workers and about 800 of my closest organizational development friends from across several […]

How To Know If You Are Old

March 30, 2018 admin 0

“A person is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.” – John Barrymore This is true at work just as it is at home.  Take that job in the UK.  Lead that project. Attend that conference.  Have lunch with that […]

We All Need More Simon Cowell

March 20, 2018 admin 0

The three judges on American Idol can be maddening, enlightening, saccharin sweet, or just plain brutal.  The show just wouldn’t work if it didn’t have all three.  And don’t we each have our favorite? This feedback after a performance would be a tremendous asset […]

Don’t Mess With My Chocolate.

March 10, 2018 admin 0

The Chocolate Manufacturer’s Association is lobbying the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to change the ingredients in what is legally chocolate.  They want to substitute cheaper ingredients for the more expensive cocoa butter. This is not right. Support those that are not going to change quality. We vote […]

But We Can Love. Oh Yes, We Can Love.

February 27, 2018 admin 0

Love: One of those words that can have so much meaning.  Or none at all. Television man is crazy saying we’re juvenile delinquent wrecks Imus is fired.  Duke lacrosse players acquitted.  The US is still in Iraq.  The wage gap is or […]

Thank you, Kurt Vonnegut.

February 20, 2018 admin 0

Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. died April 11, 2007. (Click here for the full report from the Financial Times.) I was a senior in high school in spring of 1984.  Part of the required curriculum was classical literature: Shakespeare, Chaucer, Dante, etc. As much as I love reading, this track was […]

C is for more than just Cookie.

February 10, 2018 admin 0

Who is responsible for the future workforce in our cities?  That question, and other related ones, was the genesis for an exciting initiative, the Itasca Project. My company is partnering with The Cookie Cart in north Minneapolis (MN).  A few of us spent the afternoon yesterday […]

I Got Your Benchmark Right Here…Somewhere…

January 30, 2018 admin 0

“Heaven is totally overrated. It seems boring. Clouds, listening to people play the harp. It should be somewhere you can’t wait to go, like a luxury hotel. Maybe blue skies and soft music were enough to keep people in line in the […]