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April 16, 2019

I have a two-year-old Silver Lab. Sometimes he is the best dog in the world, and other times I want to yank him by the leash to teach him a lesson. I’m learning that in these times, it’s really me who needs the lesson.

Chalten is a fast learner. In as short as 10 minutes, he has learned to roll over, never go up the stairs, and to drop the stick before ent...

April 9, 2019

I recently watched the movie “Bohemian Rhapsody” and came away thinking about the 80s, rock n’ roll and, surprisingly, teamwork.

(Spoiler Alert!) In the film, Queen’s front-man Freddie Mercury leaves his band members behind to sign an exclusive deal with CBS. Freddie is tired of the long, drawn-out arguments that came from trying to write and record music...

April 2, 2019

Yesterday evening I was home for dinner with my wife and my mother-in-law, Phyllis. It did not go well.

It was one of those days I had designed to fit in so much—work meetings right up until dinner, a meditation group immediately after, and even a 1:1 meeting before the meditation group.

Life doesn’t go as planned. My sales meeting ran 20 minutes late and m...

March 26, 2019

Last Friday afternoon I had that feeling… ugh. How have I been working on business development for the past hour with nothing to show?

Last Wednesday morning was a different story… wow! I wrote and published my first blog in a year in just over an hour. I was feeling on top of the world. (Check out the article here).

Why are these two scenarios so different...

March 21, 2019

Last week I flew from Denver to New York. It was one of those flights. My seat was 36B—you know, the one in the last row that doesn’t recline, close to the bathrooms, and in the middle. I stayed positive. “At least I’m not flying to Europe in this seat.”

After sitting down, the woman on the aisle, let’s call her Jessica, started an arm rest battle. A few m...

March 15, 2018

How many trainings have you been to that actually got you to change your behavior? Chances are not many.

The training industry is broken.  This is because the majority of training programs use content-focused strategies that leave out the essential steps needed to create actual behavioral change. 

This is the Information Age, in case you missed it...

September 13, 2017

In case you missed Part I, let me catch you up. I’m in Tahoe skiing bottomless powder. It’s snowed 38 inches in the past 48 hours. The pass is closed, people are struggling to get to the resorts, and I’ve found a stash of untouched snow in some trees that involve minimal hiking.

On the last chairlift, I had a conversation with a friend in which she shared...

July 13, 2017

I am sitting on a chairlift with a friend. It has dumped 38 inches in the past 48 hours. Life is good. And then I hear the words, “Can I give you some feedback?” Without fail, these words drain the blood from my arms and head while my stomach twists into a knot. My instinctual brain thinks, “Maybe if I curl up as small as possible and don’t move, this sit...

May 22, 2017

21% reduction in stress. 12% increase in focus. 8% improvement in communication. All in just 8 hours of training. Is this too good to be true?

Not for three tech companies that recently trained their employees using the latest neuroscience and behavior change research.

Over an eight-week period, participants met each week for one hour, in person, in groups...

April 19, 2017

(Note: this article is the third of a 4-part series based on interviews with baby boomer and Gen X business leaders and HR executives in the Denver area. Make sure to check out part I and part II)

As I talk to older generations about millennials, I was surprised about the perceptions. Most people interviewed agreed that despite the common perception, mille...

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