Less Usually IS More

A past post reminded me of a passage written by Thomas Cleary in his Translator’s Introduction of Sun Tzu’s, The Art of War. He wrote: According to an old story, a lord of ancient China once asked his physician, a member of a family of healers, which of them was the most skilled in the…

Just One More Call!

Early in my speaking career and struggling to stay in business, I was often on the phone. Life was different back in the late 80’s. We had this thing called a…telephone. And, we actually called prospective client organizations. 😉 It had gotten bad. I mean, I was at the point where I was sneaking peeks at…

Shaping Ourselves Through Gratitude

I’m grateful for gratitude. I’m also cuckoo for Coco Puffs, but that’s another story (Gen Yers and younger; don’t worry — that something we used to call a commercial). 🙂 My friend, Sandy Harper even has a “Gratitude Bootcamp.” What a great idea. In my opinion, Gratitude is the foundational character trait of all other…