Leadership

July 4, 2020

A Tribute to America

Independence Day, July 4th, 2020 Ladies and Gentlemen, my name is the United States of America. I was born on July 4, 1776, conceived in freedom and liberty. That freedom has brought millions to my shores to cast their lot with me. It has also given human incentive its widest scope. Now, just 244 years later, I am a diverse, multilingual country that is bound together by a single language, English. The dominant language of the business world, of the Internet world, and the second language for most of the world. Who would have believed that 60% of the world’s […]
July 2, 2020

Not Locking Down

A report from First Trust Advisors, L.P.: A resurgence of new Coronavirus cases around the country has created uncertainty for investors. Stock markets fell last week, not because of the virus, but because investors fear another round of economy-killing, government-mandated lockdowns. We don’t expect that to happen, but when the government is involved, risks are definitely higher. After the peak in early April, the seven-day moving average for new cases bottomed on June 9 at 21,282. Since then, they’ve surged, hitting 39,662 per day in the seven days through yesterday. That’s an 86% increase in only 19 days. (Daily volatility […]
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 […]