Combating Gloom-n-Doom “News”

If you follow the gloom-n-doom news of the day, you might conclude that our world, indeed, is going to hell-in-a-hand-basket. Look no further than the COVID-19 pandemic, global warming, natural disasters, wildfires, political unrest, insurrections, geopolitical hot-spots, melting icecaps, unemployment, murder hornets, and polar vortices for evidence that we’ve got our share of challenges. But…

Expanding the Team: Orientation and “Fit”

Fit is Everything A few months ago, my wife and business partner, Jocelyn, and I knew we needed to expand our team in the upcoming year. Our top priority was finding the right “fit,” especially since ours is a lifestyle business with periods of frequent travel and a blurred line between work and play. Orientation…

Idiots Abroad: Lessons on Culture

You don’t have to visit another country to experience another culture. Look around your neighborhood, your office, or even your kitchen table. You are surrounded by people from different cultures. Here are 4 tips to keep you from looking like an idiot…

Finding the Common Denominator

You can always find differences between two groups of people. And if your goal is to sow seeds of discontent, you can use differences to exploit ill-will. But strong leaders find the common denominator and build on areas of commonality.