For me, one of the worst things about the Covid-19 crisis is the social distancing piece. While I understand the need to do it, it pains me. You see, I am one of those people you might call a “hugger.” I tend to hug people when I see them. It’s a practice I grew up … Continue reading The business lesson in social distancing.
Aarrgghh! The NCAA sports for spring have been canceled. While for many that is no big deal, in my family with an NCAA athlete it is. My son, Matt, plays lacrosse at a small Division III college and he has had a pretty big roller coaster ride of a career through his four years. His … Continue reading The best way to respond to challenges.
“We will not drift to greatness. If we go there, it will be because of disciplined and thoughtful actions executed consistently over time.” This is perhaps my favorite quote in Mark Miller’s book, Win Every Day. This line speaks directly to my belief that the key to executing anything well, whether in business, sports, cooking, … Continue reading Book Review: Win Every Day by Mark Miller
These days employee engagement is big talk in the business world. People want to know how to improve it. Many things get tried including the extremes of free lunches, paid family leave, day care, and pool tables in the break room, however, these perks are just that, perks, and while nice and thoughtful, are not … Continue reading How to improve engagement on the cheap.
I am a big fan of Marmite. And for those of you who are scratching your head as to what this stuff is, Marmite is a British condiment that you typically spread on toast or have in hot water as a sort of tea. It is an acquired taste that is salty and a bit … Continue reading Friendlier jar, friendlier experience. Is that possible?