The Devil You Know…

The Devil You Know…

“Better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.”  According to The Free Dictionary this phrase means, “when forced to decide, it is better to choose a difficult or undesirable option that one is used to or familiar with rather than an unknown person or thing.” My...
The Domino Effect, Not If – but When!

The Domino Effect, Not If – but When!

Every year we create a “year in review” for our clients to summarize wins and areas of opportunity. A consistent theme surfaced this year, the area that was most often neglected in organizations was contingency planning. To set context, contingency planning is the...
When Someone Seems a Little “Off”

When Someone Seems a Little “Off”

For the first time since World War I, the life expectancy for Americans has declined — a troubling development linked to drug abuse, addiction, suicide, and worsening health problems in the United States. I was recently asked to write an article to help leaders deal...
Unplugged

Unplugged

I recently had my hip replaced and was under a very strict regimen for recovery. My surgeon said, walk five minutes every hour, do not go outside for four weeks, sit down this way, stand up that way, no email or text, and get plenty of rest. I anticipated the walking...