Millennials have ascended to the height of societal importance and are currently the central and universal topic of conversation. They now outnumber the previous generational focus; the Baby Boom. Millennials have spurred a virtual cottage industry of experts and analysts focusing on how to best integrate this largest of demographic slices into the world, and…Read more Boomers and Xers and Millennials, Oh My!
Anxiety. Depression. A search of these two words returns millions of articles that explore the rapid and persistent increase of these conditions over the last 80 years. No one is quite sure why, there have been studies, research, and theories, but no clear conclusions. The post-WWII world is different; what we take for granted today didn’t…Read more Certainty & Empowerment
There’s a commercial on-air recently that features two young singles on a blind date. They speak openly about the backup plans for the evening and the rescue texts from their roommate that they have arranged. The tagline is, “Wouldn't it be great if everybody said what they meant?” It would be great. How often do…Read more Eliminate Subtext
Do you remember when you could fly? All you had to do was take a towel off the clothesline, use clothespins to attach it to the shoulders of your t-shirt and off into the sky you would soar! Do you remember when you could be anything, do anything, go anywhere? Do you remember when there…Read more Make Believe Again
Our rapid pace, tech-laden, world has produced a paradox. Well, maybe not produced, I can’t prove causation, but there definitely seems to be a correlation. At least to this guy. Years ago, around a campfire with my wife and our friend, Owen, we came to the conclusion that the internal combustion engine was society’s tipping…Read more Community, Communication, and Commitment
The new CEO of Delta Airlines, Ed Bastion, was recently interviewed by Kai Ryssdal on a Marketplace segment that aired on August 30, 2016. Ryssdal ends many of his interviews by asking his guests to describe their job in five words or less. Without pause, Bastion responded “Taking care of our people.” He nailed it!…Read more Our Most Important Job… Taking Care of People
Thomas Jefferson said, “Honesty is the first chapter in the book of Wisdom,” and, as with so many things, he was right on the mark. Have you ever withheld your true opinion because you didn't want to bruise a friend's feelings? Or how about avoiding a tough conversation with an employee because you didn't want…Read more Honesty, Early…