Wellspring of Inspiration

The wellspring of inspiration is the fountain of youth. You cannot drink from it without sharing it, for the rejuvenating qualities of the waters of inspiration are only sustainable as they are given again, once received. If you try to take inspiration to yourself and don’t share it, it will quickly fade and you will …

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The Benefit of the Doubt

So often in life we are forced to verify things heard, seen or received second or third-hand. Imagine this scenario. You heard a rumor, a story or a passing remark about something or someone you are responsible for and you find it necessary to investigate a little further. You learned from previously bungled experiences that …

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The Joy of Work

"In ev'ry job that must be done, there is an element of fun!" ~Mary Poppins While I am not typically quick to admit it, as the father of two young boys I have watched several kid's movies enough times to know the lines by heart. The classic movies from my day, such as Mary Poppins, …

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The High Road

An eight year old gave me great hope for the future today. In a time where children are teasing, tormenting and bullying their peers via email, text and other social media, one young man is taking the high road and making a difference. This young fellow was recently mistreated by someone close to him and …

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Your Abilities Matter

When you consider those around you do you tend to think more of their limitations or their capabilities? When you think of the world around you, do you tend to focus more on that which you have or that which you wish you had?  Your experience of life is conditioned by what you tend to emphasize in daily …

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Point A to Point B, A Message for Humanity by Viktor Frankl

I had several conversations this weekend that made me think how easy it can be to give up hope for the future, specifically by losing confidence in the decency of mankind.  There is so much corruption in the world and so little evidence of integrity.  Staying positive and maintaining faith in humanity can be a challenge.   Every once in a …

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Inspired Leaders, Inspired Organizations ask and answer “why?”

What do you believe in? What do you believe about the world? What is important to you? What matters? If you are clear on what you believe in, the rest is just details. If you are clear on what you believe in, you will find others who inspire you to strengthen your resolve. If you are clear on what you believe in, you are much less likely to be distracted by extraneous compulsions.