What are your guiding principles?

This past Thursday, I was invited to attend an award ceremony to celebrate the induction of three successful business leaders and supporters of Junior Achievement into the Junior Achievement Chicago Business Hall of Fame.  One of the laureates of the evening was Roy Carlson, chairman emeritus and founder of TDS (Telephone and Data Systems, Inc., Read More

It takes a village…

Life is a gift. …and to enhance this gift are all the wonderful people around us who share this gift. It is my belief that  opening ourselves to the combination of life and the people we encounter in this life is the key to fulfillment. Let me explain… Yesterday I crossed off a goal on Read More

The Big Picture

I’ve had the wonderful privilege of spending most of my adult life as a leader and I’ve learned a number of critical lessons throughout my leadership journey.  These lessons have been taught by good and bad leaders alike, but I’ve benefited most from learning directly from the people I’ve led. I believe the true beauty Read More