Operating Mode

Listen. An awakening is emerging, noisy and insistent.  2017 began with the Women’s March, a global event estimated to have […]

Fight or Flight

For over 15 years I’ve plied my trade in transformation communications, helping companies and leaders bring organizations through periods of […]

How Not To Lead In A Crisis

Hurricane Season 2017 is a rough one and we technically have two months left. There have been 13 events to […]

Leading, Up Front and From Behind

Approximately 48 hours. That is how long it took President Donald J. Trump, in his second formal address before cameras […]


To anyone even remotely aware of the roller coaster engulfing Washington lately, events are moving at blazing speed. So blazing […]

Hysteria in the Senate: Shaking the Cage

Something funny happened between the time I originally outlined this post and today. I was to write about leadership and […]

The Double-Edged Sword

It’s official – women are having a hard time advancing to the upper ranks of corporate leadership. Doesn’t feel like […]

Pick a Little, Talk a Little

In January, I posted a blog on the growing desire among many people for content that is deeper and richer than […]

At the Center of the World

Tomorrow, December 1, 2016 marks the 66th anniversary of Rosa Parks’ brave, quiet act in Montgomery, AL, an act that […]

What Do We Do Now?: A Lesson for New Leaders

“Marvin….what do we do now?” So ends the 1972 film “The Candidate” starring Robert Redford as neophyte Senate candidate Bill McKay, […]