What’s it gonna be this year? Lose weight, stop smoking, eat better, call your mother more, manage your finances better, find that perfect job, quit that crappy job, or be nicer to the cat? Maybe you’ll resolve to do all the above. The great thing about a new year is that it really means you get a do-over. Remember when you were growing up? Something didn’t go exactly as you would have liked, so you just call a do-over. Well, erase 2011. It is over and in the books, so start focusing on what could or should be in 2012. Here are a few of thoughts on how to make succeeding at your resolution more likely: (more…)
Well, it looks like we are about to put 2011 behind us as we make a mad dash for the finish line. In a way, it is sad, given that the world is going to end next year. Okay, I don’t believe that Mayan calendar stuff either, but it makes for good conversation. (more…)
Your choice of pajamas is a direct reflection on your personal leadership style. Right? No, my claims are not backed by science, or any real evidence, but that doesn’t mean they’re wrong.
Let’s give it a try. (more…)
Last week was a little crazy for me. I started in Naples, Florida, and ended up in Phoenix, Arizona. I was fortunate enough to attend Furniture Today’s Leadership Conference, hosted by my friend Ray Alegrezza, and then on Friday, the Seena Magowitz Foundation Golf Tournament, put together by my friend Roger Magowitz. (more…)
My crystal ball is broken, but I still have my trusty Magic 8 Ball. Do you remember how accurate that thing was? When you’re a kid, you want to know things like, “Am I going to play in the NBA?” or, “Does Bethany love me?” It would answer, “Don’t count on it” and you’d shake the crap out of it and ask again. “Should I ask her out on a date” (SHAKE-SHAKE-SHAKE) and it would say “Signs point to yes.” Bingo. Just what I was looking for. (more…)