Four Keys To Preserving Hope

My fondest memories of professional kitchens, both as a restaurant owner and Pastry Chef, were the times spent in them while they were closed. I loved walking into a kitchen at rest, humbled by remnants of a passionate lucidity, whispered expectations and desires illuminated by the warm, flickering glow of pilot lights on the stove. … Continue reading Four Keys To Preserving Hope

Living Through Change At The Speed Of Life

Athletes refer to it as the speed of the game. To compete at The Next Level requires adapting inherent ability to the environment around you. Players are bigger, stronger, more experienced. The game is no longer a hobby, but an obsession. Everything moves faster in real time. Judgement defaults to instinct, the product of meticulous … Continue reading Living Through Change At The Speed Of Life

How 3 Phases Chronicle A Journey Through Change

A personal triumph is how I summarized my performance as I drove along open fields of wildflowers across the Michigan expanse. There was an incredible sense of fulfillment following the session that day, having overcome anxious beginnings from a few months prior to master delivery of intensely strategic, technical content. Confidence in my ability to … Continue reading How 3 Phases Chronicle A Journey Through Change

4 Lessons In Change From Aprils Past

“Swéete April Showers, Doo spring Maie flowers” This instructional prose, captured within poet Thomas Tusser’s Five Hundred Good Points of Husbandry, has seen its share of changes over time. More commonly known in the limerick form ‘April showers bring May flowers’, the sentiment offered 16th century farmers practical insight into the natural benefit of change: … Continue reading 4 Lessons In Change From Aprils Past

Achieving “Buy In” Leads To Believing Anything Is Possible

We began the New Year searching for the “In” Crowd, talent possessing three critical “Ins”:  Innate ability and Inherent desire, capable of delivering Intangibles that produce amazing results. Assembling talent positions you at the base of the mountain. Reaching the summit requires a leader to strive for the 4th “In”: Buy In. Buy In is … Continue reading Achieving “Buy In” Leads To Believing Anything Is Possible

Keep Your Sanity. Embrace Change.

Keep Your Sanity. Embrace Change. While that may sound like a bumper sticker or marketing campaign, it is in reality a mantra I have repeated to myself over, and over, and over again . . . throughout my experience as a leader, and life in general. Those familiar with the Tall Tim Story can appreciate … Continue reading Keep Your Sanity. Embrace Change.