It is safe to say that the word of this decade is ‘disruption’. While the phrase ‘decade of disruption’ has been overly used to dramatically describe past decades, the 2020’s came along with contempt scoffing, “oh yeah?…hold my beer”. The decade started with the Covid pandemic and continues to ripple with wave after wave of turmoil in our social environment that is reshaping … [Read more...] about 2020’s: A Decade of Disruption?
At the beginning of every flight, airline attendants explain to passengers that if the cabin loses pressure ‘put your mask on first’ before helping others. Wisdom I believe applicable beyond that flight. Whether it is your kids, your spouse, your aging parents or those in need, we often prioritize the needs of others above our own. The pressures of life … [Read more...] about Me First
The next disruption: Cost Control A perfect storm of macroeconomic impacts from the pandemic could challenge the ambition and agility of businesses in the ‘next normal’. Rising inflation, interest, and taxes combined with shortages in supply chains and labor markets is creating a potential tsunami of cost control issues not seen since the late 1970’s. Deferred or … [Read more...] about A Perfect Storm?
Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow. Melody Beattie Top 5 things to be Thankful for in 2021 #5 - Thankful for the transparency of thoughts More than anytime in history, the challenges of the pandemic exposed the hearts and minds of the people around us. Their thoughts, motives, and beliefs, were put on full … [Read more...] about Unusual Gratitude for Thanksgiving 2021
The chaos in our country is a failure to communicate. Problems become politics when there is power to gain. The pandemic is exposing the hearts and minds of the people around us, their thoughts, motives, and beliefs are on full display with technology amplified transparency. We are losing the art of listening, and it is painting an ugly picture of our future together. … [Read more...] about Lost Art of Listening
A creative writing essay I wrote while struggling with two family members battling cancer, during a time of divisiveness caused by the Covid pandemic. There is a cancer of divisiveness growing inside our communities. It alters our healthy unity of purpose and attacks our reason and rationale. It divides our country by replacing compassion and concern with conceit and … [Read more...] about The Cancer in our Community
I hope one day I learn the truth about how our great country came to an end. It may not be known until after my death, and maybe only told to me by God himself. We can no longer trust the media, trust each other, or believe our eyes, as the deceit is everywhere, all around us, from both sides of a divided America. I am sure of this, it didn’t happen … [Read more...] about The beginning of the end of US