The Meaningless Many

Last year I was invited to facilitate a senior executive transition group comprised of 63 CEOs, COOs, CFOs, CIOs and CMOs with an average weekly meeting attendance of 25. At a recent meeting, the question was asked, “What are you doing new, different or creative that is generating activity in your search?” Tracy Heiner, a Vice President of Sales candidate (a good one) offered what I thought was... Continue reading


I was driving back to my office last week from a meeting at Colonial Country Club. The place of the meeting is important for two reasons: 1) I like telling people I had a meeting at Colonial Country Club and 2) Colonial is in south Ft Worth and I live in northwest Dallas. So, here I am, plodding along through midday traffic when a minivan whizzes by me at 80 mph. Ordinarily this wouldn’t have affected... Continue reading

Wasting Food

The little girl loved Easter because all her family including her great grandmother, grandmother, uncles, aunts, cousins came to her house. Most of all, she like helping her mother prepare their traditional Easter ham. As she watched her mother put this year’s dinner in the oven she asked, “Mommy, why to you cut off the back of the ham?” Her mother replied, “because that’s... Continue reading