The Christmas E-Card That Wouldn’t Stop Giving

Remember old-school Christmas cards? You’d be in the home stretch of a grueling year, almost too exhausted to summon the energy to ring out...

The Most Difficult Person I’ve Ever Known

When the most indispensable person in your life is also the most impossible Ambivalence. Cognitive dissonance. Love-hate. These are just the tip of the emotional...

How Do You Avoid The Battle Scars Of A Corporate Communications...

Confession: The title of this story is a trick question. Take it from me and my three-plus decades of experience as a corporate communications...

Coincidences – No Such Thing?

You hear it all the time: There are no coincidences; Everything happens for a reason. It’s what Humphrey Bogart, playing Rick Blaine in a...

The Summer Team-Building Retreat: A Love–Hate Relationship

  If this were two years ago, before I retired from my company after a 35-year career, I’d be knee-deep in planning for the dreaded...

Customer Service Craziness

The last thing I wanted to turn into when I retired was a cranky old man. But that’s exactly what our so-called customer-service culture...

Exposing The Tyranny Of TEDx Basel

My friend Peter Sandbach is a hedgehog. When I interviewed him for a spot on my team at work a few years ago, he...

The Ultimate Career Advice?

“So what’s your ultimate career advice?” the twenty-something-high-potential-bright-young-woman-with-her-whole-life-ahead-of-her asked the sixty-something-finish-line-approaching-reasonably-successful-older-man-with-ample-gas-left-in-his-tank over lunch the other day. Up until that moment, the conversation had been stimulating,...

Steady As She Flows – The Quest For Sustained Inspiration...

I was in flow when I got the idea for this story. Now I’m not. Don’t get me wrong. I feel fine. Generally positive,...

Expat Adventures and Re-Entry Blues

Last month marked my first year of retirement and re-entry into American life after returning from a 16-year expat experience with my wife in...

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Life

If you wake to find yourself good luck. If life never seems to change, you probably slept through the feature. If you find yourself in life’s...
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