Trust – Assuming the best or moving on?

I have been doing a bit of dog training lately. She is a 5-year old Rottweiler. Though I am “alpha” I am not actually the dog’s owner (story for another time). She is an amazing pup in so many ways, but I swear that she suffers from ADHD (if that is possible for a dog).

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However, there is an innocence about her that is more than a bit intriguing, and watching her play brings me joy. No, this is not a column about dogs, or dog training, but permit me to relay a few recent thoughts enroute to what I hope will be insightful and encouraging for you. Please Continue Reading …


Here’s another excerpt from my soon to be published e-book titled: “Resilience; How Culture Impacted the Rebirth of Ford Motor Company”.

I confess that I don’t like conflict. In fact I once received a “B” grade for a paper I handed in on the subject of partnerships. While my professor affirmed my emphasis on unity within diversity, and the facilitation and articulation of common and inspirational vision, he also exhorted me for my lack of detail in the area of conflict resolution.

I further confess that I deliberately did not speak to the issue of conflict resolution. I have been involved in conflicted partnerships in the past and did not enjoy the experience. Maybe I was subconsciously hoping for an endorsement of a protocol that could operate sans conflict resolution.

I have since come to admit that conflict is unavoidable. Period. Every relationship will  Please Continue Reading …