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I speak, podcast, write, blog daily, teach, and coach. The picture above shows me swimming across the Hudson River, among many personal accomplishments. I live a life of joy, integrity, discipline, and community and empower others to do the same.

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Obesity, internal conflict, and choice

on August 18, 2018 in Fitness, Nonjudgment, Visualization

Measuring grocery store floor space implies the diet of people living near it, as I wrote in Fat, Manhattan real estate, profit, and where obesity comes from. Since every American food store I’ve seen sells more salt, sugar, and fat-based foods than whole plants, the floor space implies people eat a lot of salt, sugar, and fat. Specifically, they choose to spend their hard-earned money on salty, sugary, and fatty[…] Keep reading →

076: New England Patriot Marquis Flowers: You learned leadership wrong

on August 17, 2018 in Podcast

Which is more common—an athlete becoming a leading political figure, or a political figure becoming an athlete? Talking to Marquis Flowers of the New England Patriots, reinforces that leadership lessons from sports stars are some are some of the best I hear. You’ll notice that a lot more athletes and become leaders in business, politics, and so on, but the reverse never happens. The difference tells me that sports teaches[…] Keep reading →

075: Palestine and Coffee; RJ Khalaf, part 3

on August 16, 2018 in Podcast

Even leaders need to remember to check-in and communicate with their closest friends. In RJ’s third conversation here, he shares what integrity, listening, and communication mean for leaders. He acts with these skills in his professional and personal life. From running mentorship camps to sticking to his values on something so seemingly small as a disposable cup at a bus station, RJ puts actions behind his words. Do you think[…] Keep reading →

074: Finding the Fire; Scott Mautz, part 1

on August 15, 2018 in Podcast

Scott takes on a three-part challenge in this episode . . in the middle of a book launch! We discuss how Scott is bringing his experience running multibillion dollar companies within Proctor and Gamble to helping people make sense of how they see work . . . and to create meaning and purpose in a world that doesn’t do it for them any more. We discuss the life of a[…] Keep reading →

073: Sustainable resources on a global scale; Jared Angaza, part 1

on August 14, 2018 in Podcast

Jared and I have deep, engaging conversations, starting from before my appearances on his podcast a year before we recorded this one. You’ll hear we quickly get deep on this one. It follows an earlier conversation a topic that many won’t talk about or listen on, but that we consider essential, at least to talk about. We discuss resources per person as our populations grow. Some societies controlled their population[…] Keep reading →

My fifth open-mic stand-up: Delicious peaches and feeling understood

on August 13, 2018 in Art, Relationships

Several people from the audience said they liked the second part of this performance, saying it spoke to them, or something like that. I should be writing my next book, with the deadline for my first draft approaching, but I had the idea for these bits and couldn’t resist trying them. It’s funny that my first attempt, only a few months ago, took me months to prepare. This one I[…] Keep reading →

The Ethicist: If Two People Claim a Lost Cat, Who Should Get It?

on August 12, 2018 in Ethicist

My series answering the New York Times’ Ethicist column with an active, leadership approach instead of an analytical, philosophical perspective continues with “If Two People Claim a Lost Cat, Who Should Get It?”. Driving home late one night, I saw a cat run into the street and get hit by a car. I stopped and picked him up. He had no collar or tag. Our local emergency vet pronounced him[…] Keep reading →

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