Learning From a Complex Communications Experiment in My Own Home

Learning From a Complex Communications Experiment in My Own Home

I am living in what I believe is the most complex communications experiment that could be designed by researchers. I have a 15-year-old son. He is very much like me. He is witty but also sometimes very direct in his communication style. I can appreciate talking with him, though, because I am never left second-guessing […]

There Will Come a Time When You’ll Have to Leave Something Behind

Goodbyes are never fun, except when they are. Even if you haven’t read Gone with the Wind or watched the movie, everyone knows Rhett Butler’s famously delivered line as he says goodbye and shuts the door on his relationship with Scarlett O’Hara: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn!” When I was a young […]

Leadership is About Developing 1 Voice and 1 Movement

When your time to lead comes, what practices will define your leadership? There are many models, theories and aspirational frameworks that define and describe leadership. I am drawn to the observed behaviors and practices of identified leaders during times of change or big movements. Over time, these practices and behaviors become attached to speeches, quotes, […]

Is it Time to Level the Playing Field for College Athletes?

I love college sports. I’ve got the Knights, Yellow Jackets, Tar Heels, Hoyas, Maroon Tigers – you name it. If I can catch a game, I will. My brother-in-law, who’s from New England, recently schooled me about lacrosse, so now on top of college football, basketball, baseball and volleyball, I’m hooked on that, too. And […]