Even the Best of Friends …

My son is an impressively intelligent, honest, and thoughtful business person, with a good career.  In many ways he’s well ahead of where I was at his age. (more…)

Making Tough Conversations Easier

“Relationships succeed or fail one conversation at a time.”  How does that fit your experience, at work and at home?   (more…)

View from your death bed

On your death bed, who will you want to have been?

Think of it as the flip side of “Who do you want to be when you grow up?” See, like it or not, you’re already grown up. And you have X years before you die. Who do you want to be between now and then? What mark do you want to leave? What do you want people to say about you at your funeral? (more…)

The Power of “Detached Connection”

Last week I spent time with my extended family, whom I love to death. But this visit was unlike any other. I took on a different “way of being” — a leader’s way of being —and in so doing, everybody benefited. (more…)