Entrepreneur’s Mindset

I cannot imagine a more complex time to lead a business. I have been saying this for many years now. Yet, somehow, each new year manages to deliver the previously unthinkable along with escalating levels of complexity with which to contend. What’s more, this trend toward the increasingly complex shows no sign of abating. How… Read more »

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The Future Government Workplace

Who would have thought that a global pandemic could prove in two years what I’ve been saying for 25 years? It’s been a journey. Fresh out of college, I took my first job working for a small video conferencing integrator in 1997. As a marketer, it was my job to communicate how video conferencing technology… Read more »

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The Path Forward is Collaboration

In today’s media landscape, misinformation runs rampant, local news is declining, and polarization is on the rise. In addition, large corporations obsessed only with increasing profits are absorbing smaller outlets at an alarming rate.

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Thriving in Online Teaching

“Well, this might be the last time we shake someone’s hand for a while…” Those were the last words I said to the principal at North High School in Annapolis, Maryland in March of 2020 as the school doors were being locked. I had been coaching a group of teachers on the best ways to… Read more »

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Friction Presents Opportunity

In 2015, I became a yoga instructor, and I was trained to recognize when my students were getting uncomfortable. I’d see them with strained faces, fidgeting in the longer poses. Some suddenly needed an urgent sip of water; others simply sat down. Granted, I taught a rigorous style of vinyasa yoga in over 100-degree heat.… Read more »

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Ideas, Interactions, and Meaningful Outcomes

I see the word “collaboration” getting tossed around a lot—employers are constantly encouraging employees to collaborate and work as a team. The interesting part, in my opinion, is that while people might be working together, they aren’t actually contributing to meaningful collaboration. True collaboration requires a different approach and a different mindset.

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Courageous Conversations

Following several centuries of rapid increase, demographers predict that the human population will peak in the 2060s and then begin to decline. As of 2020, population aging and decline is already under way in 25 countries.

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Dead by 50

For nearly two decades, I was convinced I would die before my 50th birthday. I was not sick, nor had I learned from a carnival prophet that my life was soon ending; rather, the women in my family die young and I had no faith I would be different.

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From Shame to Pride

I grew up in a small town in Israel. Or at least it felt like a small town—Be’er Sheva is actually the second-largest city in Israel, though it always had a small-town vibe, and not necessarily in a good way.

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