The Value Of Legacy Talent

I couldn’t take another breath. As a skinny ten-year old kid, I would toss rocks into the air, launching them one-by-one into the brilliant Arizona sky using a broom handle, broken stick, or anything else that could substitute for a bat. It was a million miles from the Bronx, New York, but each swing sent … Continue reading The Value Of Legacy Talent

3 Reasons To Consider A Cultural Wellness Check

His tone reflected the atmosphere inside the conference room: hesitancy, laced with overtones of indifference, with just a touch of sarcasm. “So, you’re saying there’s something wrong with our culture?” Anticipating the sentiment and choosing to stay hard-core positive, I responded quite respectfully, “You have one of the strongest cultures I’ve ever seen.” “All of … Continue reading 3 Reasons To Consider A Cultural Wellness Check

Four Weddings And The Value Of Teamwork

Let’s see if I can throw together a thumbnail review of my circumstances: Bride #1’s voice began to crack when informed her Event Manager had changed. When she found out I was a male, she hung up the phone. Bride #2’s father was a Major League Baseball coach with whom I enjoyed engaging at the … Continue reading Four Weddings And The Value Of Teamwork

Remembering What Matters Most

It was far from my finest moment. Rather, my behavior from that Sunday in question better resembled the coyote falling into a never-ending chasm, ultimately crashing next to a hastily constructed and freshly painted wooden sign that read “Welcome to Rock Bottom.” While memories from that singular moment continue to define a since unparalleled level … Continue reading Remembering What Matters Most

Three Questions That Empower Equity and Inclusion

Every advancement since the dawn of time is the result of someone questioning the present state of a process or occurrence. Take the wheel for example: “Why did it take you so long to get here?” “Well, I only have two feet . . .” That was the advent of Qualitative Analysis, the desire to … Continue reading Three Questions That Empower Equity and Inclusion

Achieving Excellence Through Culture

The tension was almost palpable. My transition into the role of Human Resources Manager featured a learning curve that made Kilimanjaro look like the Bunny Slope at a local ski resort. That morning, I sat before my team, rowing against a tide of complacency and routine. They sat there, arms and legs crossed in an … Continue reading Achieving Excellence Through Culture

Service Secret #9: Nobody Told You? (There’d Be Days Like These)

I’m here to tell you, there’s gonna be days like these . . . strange days indeed . . . most peculiar. As a leader, human resource professional, and Director of Learning & Development, I cannot begin to recount the number of times I have heard the phrase, “Nobody told me?!” It’s either accompanied by … Continue reading Service Secret #9: Nobody Told You? (There’d Be Days Like These)

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

Gratitude Separates Good Leaders From Great

Let the record show that we have cheered for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, a professional American football team, since our arrival in Florida more than two decades ago. So, to say I was as shocked and amazed as anyone when the team signed superstar Quarterback Tom Brady last year would be an understatement of epic … Continue reading Gratitude Separates Good Leaders From Great

How Exposure To Change Fuels Discovery Of Your True Purpose

October marks the traditional beginning of Harvest, a period of reaping in spiritual joy and happiness what had been sowed, tended, and nurtured over time. Harvest also highlights the importance of remaining in the moment and embracing change with gratitude: Planning for next year’s crop depends on the outcome of this year’s harvest. Every element … Continue reading How Exposure To Change Fuels Discovery Of Your True Purpose