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
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
4 “F” Words Define Balanced Approach To Leadership
It was a simple comment attached to a recent post. The subject was April 7th, anniversary of the date I assumed command of the USCGC Point Whitehorn many moons ago. Scott, a member of my crew during that time, reacted to the post and offered this comment: “You were espousing the value of personnel and … Continue reading 4 “F” Words Define Balanced Approach To Leadership
4 Questions That Transform A Curious Nature Into A Curiosity Culture
Lift off was scheduled for 5:49am, Eastern Standard Time. The forecasted weather conditions were ideal, so I knew this time it would be a “Go”. You would have thought I was the one being strapped into the capsule that morning, rising well before SpaceX’s Crew-2 launch from the Kennedy Space Center on Florida’s Eastern Shore. … Continue reading 4 Questions That Transform A Curious Nature Into A Curiosity Culture
Sing For The Day! Captures Common Thread Among Generations
I never shy from my love for music, especially when original songs are reimagined and expressed through the eyes of another artist, perhaps one from a different generation or genre. Such was the case when Tommy Shaw, frontman and guitarist for the rock band Styx, performed with the Cleveland-based Contemporary Youth Orchestra at Sing for … Continue reading Sing For The Day! Captures Common Thread Among Generations
A Relevant Question: What’s In It For Me?
Mere utterance of the following five words, whether whispered or shouted, can force even the most compassionate person into a state of wonder and confusion: What's in it for me? How someone could be so self-centered as to imagine the world actually revolves around them? Amazing. Viewed from a simplified perspective, we recognize the … Continue reading A Relevant Question: What’s In It For Me?
Dead Reckoning: A Sailor’s Wisdom Applied to Personal Growth
Cast away, course set and true, To port o’ call ‘cross the Blue, Beware the currents, fast and strong Dead Reckon, lest ye be Dead Wrong Forgive me . . . my inner voice tends to speak with a pirate accent on occasion. For as long as ships have sailed the Seven Seas, sailors have … Continue reading Dead Reckoning: A Sailor’s Wisdom Applied to Personal Growth