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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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LATEST BLOG POSTS

The Story Behind Initiative’s Cover

on July 12, 2019 in Creativity, Education, Visualization

I wanted to share the story behind Initiative‘s cover. Layout The designer first sent a few cover designs. They were contemporary and appropriate for 2019, but they didn’t feel right. I couldn’t point to anything wrong with them, but they didn’t resonate. When we spoke to review his first designs, I told him that they felt “now,” but I considered my book timeless. It’s not about making apps, blockchain, or[…] Keep reading →

200: Caspar Craven, part 1: Sailing to the head of the corporation

on July 11, 2019 in Podcast

Caspar leads a fulfilling life and helps people do the same. What’s his expertise? How has he found purpose more than others? Why do corporations book him to help them with morale? He sailed around the world with his family. He lived a comfortable corporate life. He didn’t have to do something out of the mainstream and independent. It forced them to figure out their narrative and purpose. Since most[…] Keep reading →

199: Be Fruitful and Multiply: What Does It Mean?

on July 10, 2019 in Podcast

I’ve learned in leading that you can lead people best when you meet them where they are. That means speaking their language and understanding their perspective. Many people I talk to take their cues from the Bible, including guidance on how to act regarding the environment. Among them, the term stewardship plays a key role. A steward is one who manages another’s property, finances, or other affairs. Everyone views and[…] Keep reading →

199: Be Fruitful and Multiply: What Does It Mean? transcript

on July 10, 2019 in Podcast

I’ve learned in leading that you can lead people best when you meet them where they are. That means speaking their language and understanding their perspective. Many people I talk to take their cues from the Bible, including guidance on how to act regarding the environment. Among them, the term stewardship plays a key role. A steward is one who manages another’s property, finances, or other affairs. Everyone views and[…] Keep reading →

See me speak on Initiative at the New York Public Library, THIS THURSDAY

on July 9, 2019 in Education, Events

In two days I’m speaking at the Science, Industry, and Business Library branch of the New York Public Library on my book, Initiative. The logistics: 6pm to 7:30pm 188 Madison Avenue (34th St and Madison Ave) Conference room 018 Here’s the event description from the official announcement: Want a proven method to bring your passions to life and work? Look no more.   People everywhere in all walks of life[…] Keep reading →

198: Brandon Voss, part 1: Negotiate Like Your Life Depends On It

on July 8, 2019 in Podcast

Brandon loves negotiation and teaching it. He learned from the top in the field and practices it apparently 24/7. We start our conversation by covering negotiation as developed by an FBI hostage negotiator—Chris, his father. More than the family nature of their business or the FBI basis of his training and technique, I enjoyed his educational approach to negotiation. Brandon wants to help you improve. Keep in mind, his view[…] Keep reading →

197: Polarization, communication, and education

on July 7, 2019 in Podcast

Everybody talks about political polarization, the communication messes this nation and world are in, and how people who disagree can’t talk to each other any more, so we can’t resolve conflict. I do it too—that is, get into conversations where I shut down meaningful communication—though less than before, telling me that we can learn to communicate effectively. I’ve learned tremendously the times I’ve reversed that trend—that is, to listen to[…] Keep reading →

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