How to Write Powerful Vision & Mission Statements

PayPal wants you to know they are “the web’s most convenient, secure, and cost-effective payments solution.” The San Diego Zoo is “the world leader at connecting people to wildlife and conservation.” Sony ‘”is a company that inspires and...

How to Inspire Teamwork & Collaboration

“The only place ‘success’ comes before ‘work’ is in the dictionary,” insisted Vince Lombardi, legendary football coach of the Green Bay Packers. “The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.” Lombardi passionately rallied team spirit and...

How to Clear Clutter & Clarify Your Purpose

Wendell Berry, author of Farming: A Hand Book, said, “Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.” Clutter builds up and creates its own unique chaos without our notice – until it becomes unbearable. When...

Why We Must Talk to Teens About Their Dreams

Several years ago, I guided high school seniors through collaborative goal-setting exercises.  An 18-year-old boy barked questions at me from across the classroom as I assisted a group of girls who were working on a project. “What should I do next?” he shouted. I...

What to Do Next When You Don’t Know What to Do

When I left my job, I had no idea what I was going to do next.  I had college degrees.  I had more than 30 years of experience as a teacher and program director.  I was excited because new opportunities were in front of me.  My only problem?  I had no idea what I...

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