Omission

Omission

In the neighborhood growing up was a small confectionary, we called Ruby’s, because Ruby was always there. We loved the candy counter and if we had a few cents in our pocket, we’d buy something. It was located a few blocks away and to go there required parental...
The Rosebush

The Rosebush

Have you ever had a “Rosebush” on your team? Throughout my career I’ve been blessed with many. Another phrase to describe them is “high maintenance.” Some days, I’d shake my head and wonder if it was worth it, as they seemed to demand constant Tender Loving Care...
The Succulent

The Succulent

My wife, Deb, and I were recently in San Diego for a short vacation. What a blessing to be able to get away in such a wonderful city with great weather. I even met someone who was born and raised in San Diego on this trip, something rare as everyone seems to have...
The Hydrangea

The Hydrangea

One of the biggest mistakes we make in leadership today is the phrase “treat everyone the same.” As an HR professional, I’ve used it many times as it relates to policies and procedures where inconsistencies are a risk and make attorneys uncomfortable. But your team...
Getting connected

Getting connected

I used to work with Jane. We connected well and had a great relationship. I enjoyed being around her. I could tell her anything and she would listen. It worked the other way too, when she talked, I listened. If she pointed out something to me that I could have done...