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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...
Summer Vacation

Summer Vacation

As we turn the calendar to June, you can just feel it and see it … everything seems to be lightening up just a bit. School’s out for summer. Traffic’s already lighter. And for many, modified work schedules have kicked into gear. Even clothes are getting lighter in...
Once upon a Starry Night

Once upon a Starry Night

The same night sky looks very different when viewed through the glow of a major city than it does from the deeply tucked away darkness of a mountain settlement. Yet, the millions of stars are there whether you see them on not. Their existence doesn’t depend on you...
Revelation And Invitation

Revelation And Invitation

Recently, I was invited to come share the journey of writing my most recent book, Return On Integrity. Rather than a presentation, it was more of a small group lunch-and-learn environment. They wanted a bit of a behind-the-scenes look into the book … more of a...
Who’s On First

Who’s On First

A couple of years ago, I was at dinner with my good friend Jeff Kemp. Jeff is known for throwing out thoughtful questions. The one he posed that night still rings in my ears. It was a simple question that gently unleashes the gift of something new: When was the last...