I forgot where I was going

The other day, I was driving. Apparently, I was unconscious. Then, I 'woke up' along a route I drive almost daily. I realized it was Saturday, and I had no idea where I was going. In that split second, I felt the urgency to unravel the confusion...fast. To regain consciousness.…

Leading with speed

Many years ago I took the high-speed train from Tokyo to Nagano, Japan. Looking out the window, the landscape was a blurry watercolor. The train moves at speeds close to 200 mph. Over the last 20 years, the pace of life sometimes feels like the ride on that bullet train.…

Always bring two

I witnessed one of the most beautiful moments of coaching five years ago. I was an observer as one of my team members gave an intern a piece of advice that I will never forget. We were pulling together critical pieces of a leadership meeting for the CIO and his…

Set an intention

I bet that most of us are just happy to make it through a Monday. But, 'making it through' is not 'making the most of'. Once, I had an enlightening conversation with a barista at a busy Starbucks in the catacombs of Caesar's Palace where I was attending a conference.…