When I see someone who has great relationship or communication skills, if I say I’m envious of those skills, or jealous of those skills, that has a negative connotation; like I want to take those skills from them. But what I really mean is I aspire to be more like them. I respect, and honor, […]
Way back, in what now feels like the beginning of time, I read an interesting little “technical” book, Becoming a Technical Leader, which included a statement of, roughly, “if you want to be a real leader, start your technical journal today.” That sounded like good advice, so I got a spiral notebook and started. A […]
I’m clearly a super-fan of gratitude. Making that choice to choose gratitude has been one of the most positive experiences of my life. Now that I’m on that path, I want to do more. For instance, I’m wide open for ideas on how to improve in any of these!
Several years ago, Steve Leveen, the founder of Levenger.com, wrote a beautiful blog post on the value of hand-written notes. As best I can tell, it no longer exists on the web. Fortunately, I saved a copy which I’m reproducing here (with some loss of formatting): Seize the rewards of writing your own handwritten notes…before […]
“There is one day that is ours. Thanksgiving Day is the one day that is purely American.”— O. Henry
What are we thankful for this year? To whom are we thankful? Looking back more than 200 years. New York, 3 October 1789 By the President of the United States of America; a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all Nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey his will, to be […]