Attitude, Joy and Execution– Charge!

Meet the 73-year-old Twins MVP

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Youth Sports, Playing Time & the Eppy Plan

Want your kids to succeed at youth sports? You desperately need the Eppy Plan.

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One Night In Bangkok -vs- A Lifetime of Wisdom

What’s your favorite one hit wonder? Personally I’m torn between One Night in Bangkok and a little ditty urging Eileen to please come on. As fun as both of those songs are and hundreds like them, there is a lone one hit wonder that delivers listeners something more.  Sage advice that has stood the test […]

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Fundamentals & the Case for Optimism

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There is a lot of negativity out there. If you are like me, 50% of your Facebook timeline is full of depressing news, and the other half is full of your blowhard friends delivering their brand of haughty solutions. It’s enough to make us wonder if there is much to inspire optimism at all. I’m […]

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Tenacity at the table: Three lessons for mastering anything

It is brilliant in its simplicity. A year’s worth of dedication, captured in a single five-minute video. By now you’ve probably seen the viral YouTube sensation that is Sam Priestley. His charge was mastery. His medium, dedication. His obsession, table tennis Sam is the guy who dedicated the better part of an entire year to […]

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Education Report Card: Communication F-

  My second grader’s semester recently ended.   I was anxious to find out how she was doing in school so I downloaded her report card.  Having read it thoroughly I remain anxious to learn how she is doing. Confused?  So am I. By profession my day job is focused on metrics and effective communication.  If I communicated as well […]

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Hijacking your Annual Review

It’s a new year and that can mean only one thing.  It’s annual review time at work; the one and only time that Corporate America gets introspective. Kind of… The familiar process involves employees completing self-evaluations and sending them to their managers who use those insights and other feedback to write up a formal review […]

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