Watch the children. Right outside my door is a running path that goes around a small pond, skirts the edge of two hospitals and eventually meanders past a pretty good-sized playground at the edge of a large market. The playground is usually full, other than school days and times. I use this path daily, sometimes … Continue reading Hope

Round Two

Do you enjoy boxing? Probably not: the sweet science has been losing popularity for years but for every kid who ever took a turn in the ring growing up its almost a rite of passage. Yes, I know its not for everyone, but if you've ever seen the pure artistry of Muhammad Ali or the … Continue reading Round Two


Is this thing on?Not long ago I was talking with international HR guru Novette Kanaria and we fell to discussing leadership. Turns out amongst all the other attributes that can help both define and predict leadership there is growing consensus about an element we don't often think of: curiosity. Looking back over the cannon of … Continue reading Curiosity


How are you? This morning as my good friend Anne Anis (@AnneAnis) and I were talking she mentioned I'd been promoting a lot of tweets/thoughts about #selfcare lately. True enough. You see, I'm not smart enough to make things up or simply expound theoretically, so I write about what's actually going on in my life … Continue reading Selfie

100 Days

Do you have a minute? Seems like just the other day we were enjoying the heat of summer and now fall arrives... Wait a minute; I live in Austin - it was hot the other day! That however, is not the point. We now have less than 100 days left in 2014 which not so … Continue reading 100 Days

The Rules

Some things should never be overlooked.We talk a lot about the rules for good living. Getting eight hours of sleep and eight glasses of water. Eat lots of fiber and veggies, watch out for that red meat. Exercise 30 min a day. All of these can help us live a healthier life.There's another rule that … Continue reading The Rules

Best Blogs 12 Sep 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work.The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work from practitioners around the globe are collected here so you may become more effective, perhaps even more satisfied, in career.Every week our theme emerges organically and this week its all about looking … Continue reading Best Blogs 12 Sep 2014


Look around. As a cyclist I spend a great deal of time riding. In an urban environment its hard to beat two wheels for getting around quickly or easily. And whether its on my old Kona modified hybrid or my trusty Vino scooter one thing is the same: when you're mobile you'd better look around. … Continue reading Fixated

Best Blogs 18 July 2014

Welcome to #BestBlogs, the weekly curation of the world of work. Due to a slight upset - our house was under water due to heavy rains - we are two days delayed from our normal publish date, but we slog on undeterred! The latest ideas on organization life, personal collaboration and the politics of work … Continue reading Best Blogs 18 July 2014


Life is funny. Up one minute and down the next our circumstances change in the blink of an eye. A loved one becomes sick, someone close to us betrays our faith or the dreaded C shows up in the family again. Life can be rocky. And although time and age help to put things in … Continue reading Resilience