Kids are generally thought of as little career killers for their parents. I can understand why. Kids take up a lot of a parent’s time with their need for attention and supervision, […]
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.
I have a tendency to judge others against a perfect version of themselves. I assume people are capable of perfection, and I expect to find everyone virtuously sprinting towards perfection. Expecting perfection […]
Inside each of us lies an invisible divine compass called the conscience. God buried this compass somewhere in each of our guts to help us tell the difference between right and wrong, […]
I haven’t felt much like writing lately. I skipped last week and don’t really have anything to say this week either. I’m going through one of my episodes where I feel anything […]
My father always said teachers hate corn on the cob, football, and Labor Day – the three signs that vacation is over, and it is time to go back to work. For […]
The other day a new guy asked me, “Can you give me some tips?” I think he wanted me to give him one of those top ten lists, you know, the ten […]
“Let’s get the burrito bowls again. You go first,” I said to my wife. We were at Chipotle, a burrito bar restaurant for the millionth time. “Brown or white rice?” asked the […]
Having a good sense of humor is important for a manager. It shows the team you’re a real person, and not just an order shouting robot. I think some managers are confused […]
I read this Newsweek article called “Is the Internet Making Us Crazy” last week. It’s about how people are becoming more addicted to the web, digital devices, and screens in general. I am […]
I had my annual physical the other day. I was all excited thinking I was going to ace it. Boy was I wrong. A couple of months go I realized I was […]
Why do we experience time in one direction? In other words, why do we remember the past, and know nothing about the future? And why is it a complete certainty that my company and your company will some day go out of business?
I read this article last week, another in a long list that talks about declining employee tenure. The article reminded me of dozens of articles I’ve read that peg the millennial generation […]
The CEO of my company once gave me some great advice. I asked him what the best part about being CEO was. He said the best part was this great feeling of […]
Over the past few weeks my wife and closest friends conspired together and lied to me a dozen or so times to pull off a birthday surprise. They got me good. I […]
Dear Jack, Today you are only sixteen months old, so you won’t understand any of this yet. This is a good thing, because I haven’t got it all figured out yet. This […]