Monthly Archives: August 2015

Help Your Children Fail!

Help Your Children Fail!

“If your organization can adopt the concept of intelligent failure, it will become more agile, better at risk taking, and more adept at organizational learning”         (Rita McGrath, Failing by design. HBR (2011):89.4, 76-83) Because of fear of failure and lack of know-how, many parents create the outcomes in their children that they

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Letter to my Grandchildren

Letter to my Grandchildren

As I have served families over the years, I have been fortunate to work with people with inspirational life stories. For example, individuals who have overcome great odds, built very successful companies, and/or generously share their time, talent, and treasure to bless others.  Many, if not all, of these individuals say to me that they want

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Jon Stewart & Cementing Legacies

Whether I am presenting, writing, or coaching, I point out that our legacies are really created by how we choose to live each day of our lives, and our legacies are only cemented when we pass on. This past weekend the NYTimes published an article titled, Jon Stewart Cements His Legacy in ‘Daily Show’ Finale. Although Jon

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