The Missing “C”

Most pianist understand the importance of “Middle C” in orienting themselves as they begin to play. In leadership “middle C” represents compassion – both the ability and the desire to feel for and with those you are called to lead.

New Years’ Resolutions – Goals or Gales?

As you set goals, especially those tied to very “narrow” constraints, be careful that you don’t substitute one level of uncertainty and frustration for something far more “pressuring” and unpredictable. Read on if you’ve ever set a goal but struggled to reach it.

Where does this piece go?

We are all trying to “puzzle” our way through life. As you piece together your identity, consider the people, communities, and values that impact you.

Have you Discovered the Swan Within?

You’ve likely heard the children’s story about the ugly duckling. What difference does a change in perspective make? Read on to find out how you can relate to his experience.

Let Your Light Shine

You’re on a journey… not just to discover the light shining within you, but to let it out and let it shine. That moment when you discover who you really are and why you’re really here—your ultimate, individual “why”—and then align your life so that you’re living it… it’s absolutely glorious. To you and to everybody else.

Discover the light within

You are capable of greatness. In fact, it is already within you. You just need to discover it, and then work to bring your life into alignment so that your life’s mission and your life become one and the same. That’s when you’ll shine. That’s when you’ll experience full joy and fulfillment, when you’re actions align to your purpose. We can help.

TEDx Talk: Reaching your personal escape velocity

We must make a fundamental change to how we view ourselves—not as the product of our past, but for the potential of our future. Watch Rusty Lindquist use his personal story to introduce a foundational aspect of Escape Velocity at TEDx.

Put down your device and live

Put down your device and live a real life, not a virtual one. A poem written and performed by Gary Turk, called “Look Up.”

The touching story behind Rudolf, the reindeer

In 1939, Montgomery Ward asked employee Bob May to write a Christmas story for them to give away at Christmastime. It ended up being one of the most well-known original Christmas stories of all time. Why did it strike such a chord?

Failure and critics – ignore them both

Failure and critics – ignore them both The following is one of my favorite YouTube videos. When you have a vision—when you really believe you can make a difference, do something great, or create something meaningful—you’ve got to learn to allow your critics and failures to motivate you. Neither one will go away. Both can […]