I still remember how I felt when I turned on my TV that Tuesday morning in 2001. Almost everyone reading this blog remembers that day. I didn’t know anyone who died on […]
Welcome to my blog. I have been a manager for fifteen years, and for the past five years I have been leading teams of 500 people or more as a director and VP for large growth companies. I share my leadership journey and thoughts here with the hopes of helping and inspiring other leaders.
Sometimes you need to work more than five days in a row. What are you going to do, cry about it? It happens often in retail and hospitality, especially around holidays or […]
I’ve been kicked out of my home office. Again. First my son was born, and he stole it, and now my soon-to-be daughter is stealing my office. Last week I painted my […]
I attended a meeting today where an executive urged us to think about our “leadership shadow.” It’s a neat phrase. Got me thinking. This exec went on and asked us to think […]
The first and biggest challenge for any new manager is finding the right balance between being a good people manager and an effective task manager.
I had a dream the other night that I was flying. The pilot said he was experienced and a trainer of other pilots, which made me feel better. I sat in the […]
When I was a boy a family friend told me, “You get more flies with honey, kid.” I used to hear that saying a lot as a boy because my resting facial […]
Manager is a just a made up word. Supposedly a manager is a person who controls a portion of a business, but you and I know this is silly, and not a […]
An undergrad from my alma-matter, the University of Hartford, asked me for some advice on how to make the most of an internship he just landed. Here’s my response: Dear So and […]
The greatest trick Waste ever pulled was convincing the Organization it didn’t exist. Waste does not look like an enemy, it appears as a friend-in-need. Waste is the extra team member that […]
Last year I wrote this fun little article about how I had grown fat, old, and pre-diabetic. Since then I’ve lost 15% of my body weight in the following six easy steps. […]
Chapter One “Nick!” Tony whispered. Nick moaned. “Wake up. And keep quiet. We gotta go now if we’re gonna go,” said Tony. “Get lost.” Tony was Nick’s older brother. His real name […]
There are Demma ghosts all over that place, you know, especially in the basement. I hated going down there, except for cleaning out the shoot at the end of the night. The […]
My wife and I are children of immigrants, just like almost everyone else who lives in America. While it is unlikely that any serious immigration legislation will pass this congress, we have […]
It wasn’t until the drive home that David realized what was happening. Was she really gone? Thirty-seven years ago they made a vow that was fulfilled last week, and he couldn’t imagine […]