Hand Signals for Compromise

      Shirley Poertner wrote an article in the Iowa Biz section of the Business Record today about using fingers and hands as a way to facilitate disagreements and agreements when it comes to compromise.  It’s an interesting concept.  I wonder if Charlie Murphy and Rick James could have used it to hash out their…

Write Your Own Goodbye Statement

There are not a lot of things that annoy me.  I’m a mild-mannered person most of the time.  It’s only when situations pop up unexpectedly or I’m being hurried, that I get pestered. I would like to add the phrase “…we wish him (or her) best in their future endeavors” to my annoyance list.  This…

The Loyal Son Returns Home

Donovan McNabb returned to Philadelphia on Sunday as he led the Washington Redskins to a NFL afternoon game versus his former team, the Philadelphia Eagles.  McNabb was received warmly by the Eagles fans, who have a notorious reputation of booing their heroes and prickly acceptance of them. The Redskins won the game, 17-12. This past…

Player Haters: A Lesson From Boise State

After years of dreaming, planning, and devising a business plan, you have finally opened up your own business.  You cultivate new clients, provide the best service, and is highly regarded as a rising upstart. But, there are those who are either jealous or strongly feel that you don’t belong in their league.  They bend the…

The Price of Leadership

Everyone wants to be a leader. We all want to learn from the best and yearn to be mentored by current business leaders, particularly in the young professional community. Should becoming a leader come with a hefty price tag for young professionals? The “price of leadership” was the on-line discussion on Webcast One’s “Insight on…