Find Your Legacy
A generous and gentle act of kindness at the Bakersfield airportâ€¦
Let me start by saying the past few weeks and months have been a wild ride, culminating in signing a big deal that lead me to Bakersfield last week. While I am sure that I will cover this â€œnew dealâ€ in coming essays, I want to share a story that happened very early Saturday morning as […]
“It’s really hard to be late when you are 8 minutes early….”
To start, this essay is not a rant, nor a tirade on the lack of punctuality broadly in professional environments across America. In fact, inspired by a coffee “meeting” this morning, it is a reminder of the power and impact of timliness and punctuality in our everyday personal and professional lives. Earlier today, I had […]
The “Silver Arrow” dynamic in planning
It may seem an odd place to start, but this essay comes from an experience I had at a boy scout camp in Western Pennsylvania as a kid. The setting is the early 70’s, I was a young scout and my brother was five years older than me and an emerging Eagle Scout ( who […]
“Optimism, a force multiplier for Leaders:” Redux
A number of years ago I wrote an essay on the powerful impact that “optimism” has on organizations and how “optimism” is a powerful tool for leaders broadly. ( see more at https://fylegacy.blogspot.com/2016/03/optimism-force-multiplier-for-leaders.html )The center point of the essay emanates from a quote of former Secretary of State Colin Powell on how he felt that a […]
Seat 27D… a lesson in disciplined pre-planning!
Its seems hard to believe but three years ago this month I had knee replacement surgery. Today, three years later, I am doing great and my knee is strong (much stronger than before the surgery!!) and I am more active today than before the surgery. Like many of my knee replacement brothers/sisters, the recovery process […]
Wishes for Mercy,Justice & Humility on Christmas
On this beautiful snowy Vermont morning, I feel so fortunate to be with my extended family on this Christmas day! In this year of turmoil, anger and uncertainty, our world needs to hear messages of peace and joy now more than ever. As we take a moment at this holiday with family and friends, lets us all […]
In honor of (and with very fond personal memories) of our 41stPresident
I was struck with sadness, like so many other Americans, this past weekend by the loss of President George Herbert Walker Bush. While he lived a long life filled with distinctive national and global impact, along with a deep loving commitment to family, his passing struck quite a personal chord. In 2006, while a senior executive […]
Leaders, don’t underestimate your impact!
With over 30 years of business experiences in companies large and small, at times working as a senior commercial executive in the food and beverage industry and more recently in running my own consulting firm that has served 30+ clients across a wide range of industries, I continue to come upon examples where key leads […]
A poignant response to the shootings in Pittsburghâ€¦. From 1790 and signed by Gorge Washington
As a son of Pittsburgh who still claims it as my hometown, I have been deeply saddened and angered by the news of the violent madness that occurred at the Tree of Life Synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood last week. I was devastated to hear of the eleven shooting deaths, and the number of individuals wounded, […]
Vote for America; voting is the lifeblood and oxygen that our democracy needs now!
I am very proud to say that earlier this week, I went to one of my identified early voting sites DeKalb county: https://www.ajc.com/news/local/election-2018-where-vote-early-dekalb-county/4dGWjs5LszFEWfG9Z4CmNK/ Fulton county: http://www.fultoncountyga.gov/images/stories/RAE/2018/EV_Schedule.pdf in metro Atlanta and cast my votes in the mid-term election of 2018! This year’s voting experience has seemed more vital than even, as our country and our democracy […]