Stay Calm…And Vote!

We are only a few days from the Presidential election in the U.S. Joe Biden has a stable lead over Donald Trump that is outside the margin of error (which is very good thing for those of us who have had enough of Trump and Trumpism). However, we need to stay steady in our resolve … Read more

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This. Makes. Me. So. Angry. National Public Radio and news outlets throughout the United States and world reported this number today. What is the number? Why is it significant? You will remember that Trump and his minions, in 2017, decided it was a good idea to deter the flow of undocumented people from Latin America … Read more

What Trump Knew and When He Knew It

What did Trump know about the Coronavirus? It was the “biggest national security threat“ of his presidency and far worse than anyone imagined. When did he know it? January 28, 2020 Why did he not speak up then? “I wanted to always play it down,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Woodward on March 19. “I still … Read more

It Feels Like Raindrops

True story…when I was in junior high school, my mother mentally prepared me to serve in the Vietnam War by playing Barry Sadler’s “Ballad of the Green Beret” each morning to wake me up for school. She made a point of regularly telling me how proud she would be if I became a Green Beret. … Read more

A Nod to Normalcy in the Midst of Chaos

If you have only recently begun reading this blog you probably think that much of my time is spent thinking and writing about Trump and politics. I can forgive you for that error. During this age of the COVID-19 pandemic and the incredible incompetence, perhaps even malice, of Trump, he has consumed a fair share … Read more

When Is It Worth the Risk?

check out “american rehab” Reveal is a podcast from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Until recently the podcast has featured only free-standing, individual episodes. I have found them to be interesting. Often I have been left wanting even more information. Last Winter and Spring Reveal was slated to offer its first-of-a-kind series but it was … Read more

M.I.A. and at the 19th Hole

A BLM Protester & KKK Member went to a BBQ… No, that’s actually NOT the opening line of a weird joke. It almost happened this past weekend in Zinc, Arkansas. A group of Black Lives Matter protesters showed up in Zinc to protest near the home of Thomas Robb, the National Director of the Ku … Read more

Follow the Leader?!?

A few weeks ago I did a video interview with my long time friend Lamar Roth. The video told the story of how Lamar and his company navigated the tragedy of a workplace shooting and has been applying the lessons learned from that to the disruption caused by the current pandemic. Since posting it, along … Read more

On Drinking from a Fire Hose

Is there a science or art to drinking from a fire hose? This expression refers to when “things” (whatever they are) come at you so fast, so hard, so furiously that you can’t take it all in or process it adequately. It is like trying to take just a sip of water out of a … Read more

July 21, 2020 – An Audience of One

minimalist strategy planning Last week I had to turn down a potential client who wanted me to lead a strategic planning process. It’s not that I didn’t like the client or that I’m work adverse. It just didn’t feel right ethically. A strategy plan is developed in relationship to the context in which an organization … Read more

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