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Put Yourself On Notice

Put Yourself On Notice

A beautiful Illinois prairie path awaits just a 10-minute walk from the front door of our home.  Early this past spring, the prairie’s endless paths and undeniable convenience left me with little excuse from making a commitment to exercise several times a week by...
The Wonder Beyond Certainty

The Wonder Beyond Certainty

Kristen was one of the best teammates I’ve ever known. In the early 1990’s, we both landed on the team assembled to help direct recruiting worldwide at Arthur Andersen. Kristen’s expertise was technology and her skillset alone would have made her a great teammate. But...
The Eruption of Disruption

The Eruption of Disruption

Have you ever experienced that phenomenon when something new enters your life and you subsequently notice it everywhere? Like when you purchase a new car and you see your same make, model and color and most every red light! After graduation from college, I immediately...
Back on the Front Porch

Back on the Front Porch

It was a beautiful spring day in March 2012, when I sat on a cool stone bench tucked in the Spruce Plot of the beautiful Morton Arboretum in Lisle IL. In my hands, I held a worn brown leather portfolio that contained only a blank pad of lined paper and a pen. In my...
Being In The Know

Being In The Know

Last week, I was on a first time call with a new connection. Well into the call, he randomly asked me how I knew one of my LinkedIn connections. Fortunately, out of my hundreds of connections, he asked about one who I know well. We aren’t just connected … we...