“You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.”― Jim Rohn While I have never been a fan of the idea that we are the sum total of our five closest friends, I do appreciate the awareness that such a statement creates. The idea begs a couple of important questions— 1—What am I learning from Read More >

The Danger of Crying at Work

During the Q&A session of a panel discussion I was a part of recently, a woman stood up and asked, “Is it okay to cry at work?” Previous to that moment, I would have said, “Of course, it’s okay to cry.” But I held my tongue because of the words I’d heard Freeman Hrabowski, President of UMBC, say during a Read More >

Why Procrastination Is Not Your Problem

Do you remember when you were a kid and really wanted a bowl of delicious ice cream for dessert? Yes, a bowl. Several scoops, with gobs of toppings. And, you wanted it as your main course, not just dessert. But, you knew your parents wouldn’t go for that, so you pushed your carrots around, ate your potatoes, and had a Read More >

Why Disruption is Critical to Growth: An Interview Joel Salatin, World-Renowned Farmer, PolyFace Farms

Joel Salatin is a disruptor, entrepreneur, revolutionary farmer, and one heck of a leader. His work through Polyface Inc. (“The Farm of Many Faces”) has been featured in SMITHSONIAN MAGAZINE, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, GOURMET and countless other radio, television and print media. Profiled on the Lives of the 21st Century series with Peter Jennings on ABC World News, his after-broadcast chat Read More >

Why Freedom Can Never Be Free

“The truth will set you free, but first it will piss you off.” —Gloria Steinem Freedom is delicious—intoxicating, really. It tastes like ice cream, and feels like abs of steel. It sounds like seagulls, crashing waves, laughter… adventure, and looks like an overflowing bank account. It sounds like generous and peaceful conversations with family and colleagues, and it feels like Read More >