Leadership

August 13, 2020

Making Fantastic Lemonade from Covid’s Lemons

You are living through, and surviving, one of the most tumultuous times in World History. Your schedule has been upended. The amount of change you are experiencing in your life is most likely at it’s peak. Many of you, or someone you know, has likely experienced a huge career impact. Vacations have been uprooted and re-booked some time in the future. The way kids experience school is completely changing. We have no sports. You get the gist. It’s easy to focus on the negative. Let’s spin this puppy around and find the upside. The amount of increased family time has been incredible for many […]
July 30, 2020

When the S&P 500 is Really the S&P 5

One of the most perplexing aspects of our investment world is how market summaries you generally see on television and websites can mislead us about the health of the stock market. Today is an extreme case in point. Chances are, you have seen headlines telling us that the Nasdaq Composite index is up about 17% for the year, testing new highs every other day or so. The S&P 500 index is almost flat so far this year, but is not far from its late February high. The markets are moving ahead smoothly, or even robustly, right? As it turns out, most of the gains […]
November 11, 2019

Thank You to all who have Served… Veterans Day 2019

The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier On March 4, 1921, the United States Congress approved the burial of an unidentified soldier who fought and died in World War I. He was buried on a Virginia hillside not far from the Potomac River in the Arlington National Cemetery—a symbol of those who have died to protect our freedoms. In respect, soldiers stand guard to protect his tomb. Intriguing … who was this man? What was his story? Why do soldiers stand guard? What makes today’s solider want to be chosen for this duty? How did this tradition come about? The Story […]
April 15, 2018

Paid to Think

David Rock, in his book Quiet Leadership: Six Steps to Transforming Performance at Work, shares the secrets he’s learned to become a fantastic leader.  And this doesn’t imply that as a “leader” you own the business, it implies that you work with people.  That you lead people; a group, a team, a division, a company, or a project.  This book is for those times when you are called to lead.  (And if you are a Mom, Dad, Wife, or Husband, then you are a leader by default! 🙂 In today’s world, more people are paid for their brains, not brawn.  As […]