I know a couple of people to whom I want to scream: “SHUT UP AND LISTEN.” I see them regularly. You’ve been there too. Listening can be hard on some people. We aren’t necessarily born with the skill. It is more of a learned behavior and many don’t learn. Sadly, listening will get worse before it gets better due to a world preoccupied and distracted with the handheld communication device of choice.
Christians celebrate Easter and the unselfishness, agape love, selflessness and humility that it represents. ‘Tis the season when I get on my own last nerve more than the rest of the year for not always practicing such warm human traits. While I attempt to be unselfish, love without strings and to practice being more self-effacing, I lose. Not always – but I fail on way too many occasions. (more…)
I’m a big proponent of growth and tell everyone as such. Lo and behold, somebody asked me these questions the other day: “Why grow the business?” “How much growth?” “When is enough enough… or worse yet, when is it too much?”
During a recent meeting with an esteemed colleague (who has received deserved notoriety for his work in the social/human services world), he shared a phrase that I haven’t heard in years – “pixie dust.”