Find Your Legacy
It’s very hard this year, but “start with Gratitude”
This is a note I sent out to my team at Bolthouse Farms, and I wanted to share it more broadly…. I just wanted to send out a note before the Thanksgiving holiday this week. This year is unlike all others for me ( and I think for all of us) as we head toward this […]
The accelerating â€œTrajectoryâ€ of talent
The simplest way to start this essay is an old lesson, one that I learned years ago from some un-named boss or mentor, that is captured in the simple lineâ€¦.â€œYesterdayâ€™s A+ is tomorrowâ€™s B-!â€ the idea being that in a business that is growing, thriving, and dynamically responding to a changing competitive landscape […]
“Hope”, a dream and a wish!
It is rare for me to reference a dream in one of my posts, but with 200+ essays posted on this blog it was bound to happen. As I have referenced, Jennie and I have two wonderful, bright, generous and beautiful children … Bryson and Marie. Bryson recently graduated from UCLA ( Go Bruins!!) and […]
Building “Community” Together
Building â€œCommunityâ€ Together It was almost 20 years ago that I first got involved in the Atlanta Community Food Bank (ACFB) as a board member. I had volunteered with the organization before that time, and had gathered canned goods as part of food drives at work and at church, but in 2002 I was asked […]
Through the lens of Gratitude
It seems difficult to think about the idea of looking at our world and our lives through a “lens of gratitude,” but that challenge is what I want to focus on today. Surrounded by a still growing global pandemic, expanding civil unrest over systemic racial injustice, and mounting global geopolitical pressures and strife, it almost […]
“Storm the Breach”…. but come well prepared!
As many of you know, I am a bit of a history nut and enjoy looking back at history to look for clues or advice about how to face the challenges of today. In past essays I have turned to many voices across time, including Plutarch, Ghandi, Dr. MLK jr, and many others to help […]
Where to find hope today…..
It is with an incredibly sad and full heart that I write this essay today. Our country and our communities are broken and in need of a tremendous amount of work and reconciliation. In communities large and small, in the north and south, in the east and west, so many are wondering today where is […]
It has been a beautiful spring …
It seems strange and uncomfortable to write that headline…. “It has been a beautiful spring…” The tone feels somehow “off” as we are surrounded by a world fighting a virus with no known cure. The headlines this morning literally are bombarding us all with messages of “red states escalating the push to open”, and “white […]
Leadership with a Growth Mindset: Reconsidered
Here as we close out April of 2020, itâ€™s hard to even reflect on a time that the Covid-19 crisis wasn’t the center of all issues and concerns. While it seems hard to remember back to November or December of last year, when this virus was nothing more than an emerging news report from the distant […]
The foundation for a “steadfast ” leader
It was less than four weeks ago, 3/16/20, that I posted my last essay, “â€œCalm, Steady, & Clear-mindedâ€â€¦. A leadership model for challenging times.” The Covid Pandemic had reared its ugly head across the globe and had spread broadly across North America. I was still working from my office in Bakersfield, but was was realizing […]