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August 17th, 2016

I Have the Torch for the Moment!

Somebody asked me the other day how many hours I work each week.  I was taken aback.  First, I don’t work – I love what I do and I don’t consider it “work”. ... (Read more)

August 2nd, 2016

Gentle Wisdom for Turbulent Times

In 1989 I wrote a book called “The Way of the Tiger“. Its subtitle was, “Gentle Wisdom for Turbulent Times”.  Almost 30 years later, times are more turbulent than ever, making it even more... (Read more)

June 24th, 2016

Lessons from Brexit – Dreams Lost and New Dreams Created

The Common Market was formed among European nations to avoid the future possibility of World War III. But it quickly became an economic and administrative union, and is nearly always described in terms... (Read more)

June 3rd, 2016

Millenial, Shemenial!

Into what generational demographic would you place someone who is in their late 70s, smart, with a highly active career, passionately in love, athletic, 100% fit and healthy, energetic, technologically sophisticated, worldly, spiritually... (Read more)

April 30th, 2016

I Dare You Not To Be Inspired!

Every now and again, amid the media sea in which we are all awash with stories of violence, sadness and degradation, there comes a story which inspires us at the very deepest level.... (Read more)

April 14th, 2016

Infusing our Most Sacred Values in our Economy

An epoch shift is emerging, one that will change the face of business as we know it. The old business model which focused only on profit is breathing its last breath. A new... (Read more)

March 27th, 2016

Leadership as a Sacred Relationship

After spending a lifetime as both a leadership practitioner and an advisor and coach to leaders I have learned that approaching the subject of leadership in our traditional ways may have contributed more... (Read more)

February 18th, 2016

Love is more than just four letters

I have invited a number of authors, leaders and coaches who have reviewed my recently released book, A Love Story, to contribute their thoughts and ideas, and particularly those prompted by their reading experience of... (Read more)

February 3rd, 2016

A Love Story – Guest Blog #4

I have invited a number of authors, leaders and coaches who have reviewed my recently released book, A Love Story, to contribute their thoughts and ideas, and particularly those prompted by their reading of this... (Read more)

January 6th, 2016

A Love Story – Guest Blog #3

I have invited a number of authors, leaders and coaches who have reviewed my recently released book, A Love Story, to contribute their thoughts and ideas, and particularly those prompted by their reading of this... (Read more)

December 17th, 2015

A Love Story – Guest Blog #2

I have invited a number of authors, leaders and coaches who have reviewed my recently released book, A Love Story, to contribute their thoughts and ideas, and particularly those prompted by their reading of this... (Read more)

December 3rd, 2015

A Love Story – Guest Blog #1

I have invited a number of authors, leaders and coaches who have reviewed my recently released book, A Love Story, to contribute their thoughts and ideas, and particularly those prompted by their reading of this... (Read more)

November 12th, 2015

A Love Story: An Intensely Personal Memoir

Relationships! Everything is about relationships. How we relate to our partners, our children and families, our friends, our employees and customers, our bodies and our health, ideas and knowledge, our natural environment, God –... (Read more)

October 8th, 2015

The Kind of Capitalism We Need Now

A recent Gallup poll surveying the level of confidence that Americans have in their institutions reveals a frightening truth –  big business is ranked second from the bottom, just above (no surprise here) Congress (see chart).... (Read more)

July 6th, 2015

Opportunities to Grow

During 2015 and 2016 we are offering several opportunities for personal development and growth. Higher Ground Leadership® Coach Certification—an online course taught in partnership with CoachVille™, the largest coach training organization in the... (Read more)

April 20th, 2015

Bill Clinton and Inclusion

Late last month I participated in a remarkable event called LEAD2015. It was the brain child of Debbie McGrath, the founder of HR.com, who had a vision: to put together an event featuring... (Read more)

February 23rd, 2015

Employee and Engagement Surveys

A number of survey instruments, free and paid, exist on our website. One of the most widely used and comprehensive, is the CASTLE® Organizational Survey. I am often asked how the data generated by this... (Read more)

January 20th, 2015

Should Personal Views Override Optimum Strategy?

For several years our largest client was BP. At the time, John Brown was the CEO. Of all the leaders that I have known over the years, John Brown stands out as one... (Read more)

November 30th, 2014

We’ve Lost our Feminine Energy

First, I want to say hello to our regular readers, after an absence of 4 1/2 months. If you would like to know the cause of this silence you can find the details... (Read more)

July 14th, 2014

Are You Playing Baseball or Soccer?

Baseball is a game of individually executed actions supported (we each hope!) by a group of brilliant colleagues. Soccer, on the other hand, depends entirely on context and efforts of the collective more... (Read more)