If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram you know that I watch a couple classic Christmas movies every year: Christmas Vacation and Scrooged. Come January when it’s time to put away the Christmas tree, I always fit in Groundhog Day with Bill Murray. If you are not familiar with this movie, get familiar, it…

Many people I know were happy to say goodbye to 2016. The top complaints seem to be: The loss of “too many” celebrities or artists (actors, authors, musicians that inspired them) and in some cases, people and family who we love and are close to The crazy US election, and a result that feels intolerable to…

I’d venture a guess that most employees know very little about the guidelines in their organization’s appearance and dress code policy.  They know if the “dress code” is classified as business or business casual.  They make it a point to find out if jeans are only permitted on Fridays. But, in most cases, what is…

Termination dust (snow) is on our mountaintops. It’s not particularly early…this is Alaska…but nonetheless, it always SEEMS early. The countdown has begun, of sorts, and now we watch the white blanket slowly but surely make its way down to us here at sea level. Fall means many things but for me, it means invitations. In Alaska, many…and I…

I know some people will read this or skim it and head straight for the comments because I am about to share something that we all have seen but rarely talk about – especially coming from a man. When did women become so hateful and bad? I mean men have always been disgusting and vile…

I used to attend conferences and leave refreshed and energetic. There was fellowship, sharing of ideas and strategies, and optimism. I’d return to my workplace (and reality) with presentation slides, pamphlets and business cards ready to change the world, only to sit at my desk and think to myself, “That stuff will never work here.”…

Whether Republican, Democrat, Independent, Libertarian, Green Party, Constitution Party or Don’t-Give-a-Damn, you likely paid more attention than before to the events leading up to and subsequent nomination of Donald Trump.  Early on, many thought he wasn’t a threat, just a joke, wouldn’t get far, and now he has a chance to the next POTUS. Like…

One of my favorite things is meeting and talking with interesting people. People who like to play with ideas far outside status-quo-industry-standard-best-practices. Those who like to create and innovate and debate how to make things better. That’s why I love attending tiny conferences. These are the conferences where the non-conformists and the people who are looking…

It’s the mean season in America. We’re entering the meanest season in politics as both left and right hurl insult, innuendo, invective and idiocy at each other in a futile attempt to look more presidential. Every four years around this time our major parties (both in need of an intervention check with reality) swear they…