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Category Archives: Life & Career Success

This one time, at band camp…

If you want an audience to stop and listen with rapt attention, tell them a story. But not just any story. Remember the character Michelle, played by Alyson Hannigan, in the American Pie movies and her signature line, “this one time, at band camp..?” Out of all the stories that she told “Jim,” played by Jason Biggs,… Continue Reading

Commander’s Intent

“It’s about keeping people and planes moving.” That was a mantra attributed to a former boss of mine who was the security director at Denver International Airport. She would chant this mantra, almost literally, to the FAA and TSA regulators and to others that she encountered within the airport who are trying to apply processes or… Continue Reading

Whittling away at a Block of Wood (or several)

This week I’m faced with a daunting challenge. I had numerous projects this week, none of which could be done in one sitting and all of which have high priority, plus the usual influx of email pounding my in-box like the water at Niagara. Does any of this sound familiar to challenges you may have in the workplace?… Continue Reading