How to Transform Politics (and Other Dysfunctional Relationships)

I find politics interesting. I also find it informative, challenging, thought-provoking, and crazy-making. There’s often more talking then listening going on. And there’s a lot of rehearsal about what is to be [...]

The Two Most Powerful Factors That Determine Success in Marriage

Statistically today, 3 in 10 marriages remain healthy and happy, according to “The Science of Happily Ever After” by Ty Tashiro.  So what’s happening in the other 7? How do you safeguard [...]

The Most Powerful Motivator in Business

Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, once said, "There are two things people want more than sex and money...recognition and praise." I’m not sure that’s true, but it’s worth considering. [...]

How to Find Out What They Really Want and Close the Deal

Yesterday I was having a conversation with a potential landscaper/gardener.   Obviously he was eager to impress me with his experience, skills, and pricing.  He was a very pleasant man, appearing quite capable, [...]

What is Ubuntu?

In the Ubuntu tribe of South Africa, when someone does something wrong, they take the person to the center of the village.  There the tribe surrounds the individual for two days, while members of [...]

One Essential Ingredient to Be a Rock Star in the Workplace

“Showing esteem for others by doing the right thing at the right time.” I recently fired a painter because he showed up an hour and a half late, with no phone call [...]