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Find Your Why, but Don’t Stop There!

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Do you know your Why? I have wrestled with this question ever since Simon Sinek broke through with his books about Why ("Start With Why," "Find Your Why"). As people often say, it is simple but not easy. I have recently spent some time with Simon's team to get a better understanding and see if I could get some clarity. They did not let me down. 

As with many things in my life, I had to take it to the next level, so I took the time to refine my Why; I also uncovered my How's, and something that …

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Discovering the Mycelial Network

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I hope you have had a fantastic summer, and you made the best of your time, even though it was surely a departure from prior years. One of the things I noticed about my adventures this summer is that I had a greater appreciation for the little things. A simple moment dining outside made me smile a little wider than usual. 

I had the opportunity to get into the mountains, which was truly amazing. Being in nature rejuvenates my soul and puts things in perspective. As I traveled along, my attentio…

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Embracing Uncertainty

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Should I stay, or should I go? The classic song from The Clash has been running through my head lately as we come to terms with the mixed messages around the phased re-opening of the economy. Many leaders and employees are polarized right now around the decision to get people back into the workplace or to stay safe at home. According to a recent New York Times article (you can find it here), Google, Facebook, Amazon, Capital One, and others are extending work-from-home policies to September, and…

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Freedom In Pandemic Times

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This time of year has me thinking about freedom. With the pandemic and the Black Lives Matter movement, I have been challenging my view of what it means to be free. 

What is freedom, really? Freedom is the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint. Based on this definition, I can think of so many examples of freedoms that are taken away from us on a daily basis. From the most basic freedom of a black man in fear of racial profiling to a woman speaking up…

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Travel is Fuel for the Soul

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My soul is aching for an adventure! As the days wane on and uncertainty continues to weigh heavily, I am anxious to plan my next escape. For me, traveling is much more than taking a flight to a beautiful beach to relax (however, I do enjoy that, too). I travel to get into new situations that stretch me, to transform the way I think and how I see the world. 

With my wanderlust in high gear and no current way to satisfy it, I have been reflecting on past adventures and how those experiences have …

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From Social Distancing to Social Re-Connection

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Where should I begin? With the COVID-19 outbreak,  “social distancing” has become a term we are all too familiar with now. This has been a period of adjustment, and of course, it would be; these are unprecedented times. 

As challenging as it has been, this will eventually come to pass, and I have chosen to turn my attention towards what we are learning about ourselves during this time. 

As Bill Gates said in a recent interview: 

COVID-19 is reminding us that we are all equal, regardless of ou…

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My Hero's Journey

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I have been on a journey over the past few years. As a former finance leader, I was responsible for overseeing billions of dollars worth of drugs for the giants of biotech.

And then, one day, after several soul-crushing hours around a conference table, I made a choice that changed my life forever.

I stood up, walked out, and never returned… at least, not that version of me.

You see, I didn't know it at the time, but that was the beginning of my hero's journey. The very one Joseph Campbell dis…

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Why Inspiration?

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You might be wondering, “why is this guy always talking about inspiration?” Well, here goes, inspiration has played a significant role in my life, and it is a driving force in all that I do.

Inspiration is the one thing that fuels most people. Inspiration is also an essential element to transformational leadership, to building a great workplace, and to navigating change (both personal and professional). 

When I work with clients, I aim to inspire them to take action and to embrace change. Thei…

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