Don’t bring me problems, Bring me solutions

Early in my career I was a personnel assistant at FMC Corporation, Northern Ordnance Division in Fridley, MN.  The company had a policy that an employee would only be reimbursed for education and training if it directly related to the job they performed.   Read More

Your Choice

One of my favorite bloggers is Seth Godin and one of his best blogs is below.

Your Choice
Habits are a choice
Giving is a choice
Reactions are a choice   Read More

What’s extinct in your company?


One of the most innovative scientific ideas today is reviving extinct species: the mammoth, the laughing owl, and the carrier pigeon.  In all, 63 species have gone extinct since 1700.   Read More

Noble Goals?

Kent Gilmore, President of Nahan Printing talked yesterday about business strategy.  He’s an engaging speaker who brought business concepts to life with his experiences and anecdotes.  The ideas he shared were absolutely relevant to members of my roundtables.   Read More



This is a word I hardly ever use and one I don’t hear others use often either.  It’s a powerful word, defined as “suffering from intense grief – crushed by grief”.   Read More

What you hear when you actually listen


I was in St. Louis a couple weeks ago attending a conference.  As I waited in line for a lunch table I listened to the conversations around me.  What I heard made me realize that we live in a world of divergence.  People seemed to either totally agree on a topic or totally disagree.  There wasn’t much discussion or exchange of ideas – only “yes or no”, “right or wrong”, “crap or gospel”.   Read More