HOW DO YOU NEED TO S-T-R-E-T-C-H?

Man’’s Mind, once stretched by a new idea, never regains its original dimension. Oliver Wendell Holmes It is well documented among those who know me that I owe everything I have in life to my wife: a career, a wonderful family, a home, etc. all flow from our growth...

WHAT’S THE BIG IDEA? SNOWMAN RETURNS

The problem in my life and other people’s lives is not the absence of knowing what to do but the absence of doing it. Peter Drucker By now, my readers are familiar with the metaphor of the Snowman. It’s injunction that our thoughts generate our behaviors and,...

WANT TO DANCE TO A DIFFERENT TUNE?

One of the classic ways of defining and describing the nature of relationships among couples, work colleagues and within family structures is the “dance metaphor.” To fully appreciate it, imagine the following: You and your companion are sitting around a...

NO ONE LEFT

When we were young children, one of the most offensive labels that one kid could plant on another was “tattletale.” The tattletale was the snotty brownnose who couldn’t wait to tell the teacher about some playground misdemeanor. Or it was a sibling who tattled about...

THE YING & YANG OF THOUGHT & BELIEF

A single footstep will not make a path on the earth. So a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again.  To make a deep mental path, we need to think over and voer the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate...

A MATTER OF VOLUME

What you do matters. You may have a profound impact on a stranger by sharing a smile or word of encouragement. Courtesy of Netflix, my wife Anita and I had the pleasure of re-watching an old classic, To Kill a Mockingbird. The Harper Lee best seller was destined to...