If I Had a Day In New York City: A Tour from a Local’s Perspective

“I still believed in possibilities then, still had the sense, so peculiar to New York, that something extraordinary would happen any minute, any day, any month.” Joan Didion “A bad day in New York City is still better than a good day anywhere else.” Etsy Spending one day in New York City is like standing under Niagara Falls […]

My Top 20 Books on Leadership and Management

There is no shortage of books on leadership and management these days, and it’s a bit difficult to know where to begin. I have spent the last several reading a number of them, and I also have tracked the preferences of those I respect in the field. If I had to recommend 20 best books […]

My New Years Resolution for 2013: Put Away the Phone!

Tell me to what you pay attention and I will tell you who you are. Jose Ortega y Gasset Compassion begins with attention. Daniel Goleman Want to take one simple step to improve your relationships, your family life, and your work relationships in 2013? Join me in my 2013 New Years Resolution to put away the […]

My Top 10 Favorite Restaurants of 2012

I traveled to over 15 American cities, London and Barcelona in 2012, and I made it a point to check out some of the best restaurant experiences in each city — within my per diem budget, of course! I have two rules about the restaurants I select: they can’t be a restaurant chain (though I […]

My 10 Favorite Books on Leadership and Life in 2012

Because so much of my client work is in leadership development, I made that topic the focus of my reading this year. In a constant quest to better my own self, I made time for a few self-improvement books that I also added to this list. I made the 60’s a special focus of my […]

My Fall Speaking and Facilitation Schedule

I’m thrilled to be working with some new clients this fall as well as ones such as Avis Budget Group that have been with me for a while. I will continue my work in customer experience training for Avis Budget, and I will be doing the same for a large automative dealership operation called Automotive […]

If I Had a Day in Nashville: A Driving Tour of My Favorite Things to See, Eat and Do in Music City

Nashville is my home town, and I’m very proud of the nation’s Music City of its emergence on the national scene as a popular business and tourist destination. I always have loved my home city, and it’s not just for the reasons that many people might guess. Yes, the country music and music scene is […]

If I Had a Day in Los Angeles: A Driving Tour of My Favorite Things to See, Eat and Do in La

I constantly am being asked by friends, family and new acquaintances for suggestions on where to go in Los Angeles. It is a sprawling and intimidating city for tourists and newcomers, but there certainly is a lot to love in America’s second largest city. As a former Angeleno myself, I offer to you some of […]