Would you be okay with a hand-me-down smart phone?

    Friendly reminder: Life happens one moment at a time. When we are fully engaged in it (and write about it) we learn so much more about what it takes to be excellent and not just hope for excellence). So the iPhone 5s arrived from China yesterday. This means Chapin gets the hand-me-down iPhone […]

Leadership And Birthday Presents

Excellent Leadership requires a few basic fundamentals: A clear, concise and compelling vision A balanced approach Simple, key, repeatable messages Crystal clear expectations Accountability Continuous improvement Fun Last night we gave our son “his best birthday present ever”. He said, “In your hand or in your pocket”. Cheryl said, “Where did you learn that?” “From […]

What Do These Have In Common?

What do these have in common: Bill Clinton Prime Time TV Jesse Jackson Tabloids Government Newspapers Internet sites Social Media The list goes on and on.  All of these have pushed society’s buttons on what is acceptable. Sex, Racism, Prejudice, Greed, Corruption, Religion, Politics, Crudeness, Aggression, Violence. All of these things or people have pushed […]

How Important Is Money To You?

Money.  Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.  Money has always been my biggest stressor. Eventually, I learned a very simple and very profound rule.  It is the first rule that should be learned. Spend less than you earn What made this most basic of rules so elusive for me, is that I did […]