Giving Employees A Home

Making Expectations Clear

This is a very special time of year for our family. Tomorrow we celebrate our son Asher’s eighth birthday. But that’s not why it’s so special. We adopted Asher from the Philippines when he was four—four years ago—which means on this birthday, Asher will have lived with us longer than he has lived with anyone […]

The Epidemic of the American Workforce

Recently the Gallup Organization published its 2017 State of the American Workplace report. Gathering data from more than 195,000 employees and 31 million survey respondents, the report looks at the American workforce. It’s critical reading because it contains critical information about your life. Did you catch that? I said it contains critical information about your […]

Hello Again

Hello again, it’s been awhile. About a year ago I posted a personal announcement in which I explained a transition in my job. Instead of marketing energy software, I would head into the people business through human resources and coaching. I wanted to help people grow and to show them their value. This seemed to […]

Personal Announcement

Six months ago in a blog post, I signaled that a change was coming. I didn’t know how it would play out, but I sensed there was a journey to take. I wanted to understand more about my life mission, so I wrote: Some people refer to it as your calling or holy discontent or […]

Is Knowledge Killing Your Product?

Whether you’re selling a product, message, or service, your knowledge might be killing it. I’m the director of marketing for a software company. We have advertised the same way, with the same message, for years. But because of new competition, we decided to present a more compelling and unexpected message. A company-wide meeting was coming […]