Is it possible to collect happiness? People collect all sorts of things. When I was a kid, my neighbor spent time collecting more beer cans than I’d ever seen. My parents collected things, too: mom had her teacups and dad his funny cartoons. I used to collect bruises (soccer players will understand). Some people collect…
Wearing My Birthday Suit at Work
I’ve learned that clothes can be stained and crotches can blow out from the end of the zipper to the top of the waistband. So now I just wear my birthday suit at work. And it’s paid off in a HUGE way!
Engagement at a Deathcore Concert
When you’re engaged in your work, whether you lead a rock band, sell tacos out of food truck, or manage a department of accountants, it shows up in how you show up each day
The Poisonous Stick Interpretation
The other day on a hike, I jumped out of my skin when I came across a stick that had the same coloration and shape of a copperhead. Obviously, I could only interpret that observation as any sane person would: the stick, wishing to protect itself, used a camouflage design to resemble a deadly snake….
How We Breathe Life into Others!
Scott didn’t tell me what the Client Relationship Manager does at Spiritus Communications; instead, he showed me. Just as his message breathed life into me that rainy day, we strive to breathe life into the spirit of every client we are fortunate enough to serve.
Success Secrets from a 1,300 Year-Old Family Business
What are the success secrets to keeping a business in the family…and keeping it successful…beyond one generation? What success secrets are you passing down to the next generation of leadership in your organization?
4 Lessons Humans Can Learn from Puppies
Professor Puppy One of the happiest days of my life was when I brought home Bruno, a dog of my very own. I couldn’t wait to teach Bruno so many tricks that he would be the envy of every other dog and dog owner. But it didn’t take long for me to realize that it…
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…
Two Most Important Engagement Words
The simplest, cheapest way to supercharge employee engagement and job satisfaction requires just 2 little words…
Invest Like a Successful Leader
Talking with several financial successful business owners and leaders over dinner, the discussion started on how to invest in solar and wind energy before straying onto another energy investment: emotional energy. Invest In The Right Things If I’m honest, my earliest pictures of success look a lot like Daddy Warbucks and Ebenezer Scrooge, two guys…
Engaging in “Karmic” Mindfulness
Karma, not my good intentions, led me to experience mindfulness in a new way. My costly lesson was worth it.
Engagement Lessons from a 12 year-old
My 12 year-old daughter applied to be a peer mentor in her school. But what she wrote applies to engagement at school, work, life, and beyond.