Welcome Dorn to the Team!

Dorn, though a Coffee Troll, actually prefers a smooth Earl Grey with a spoonful of honey, much to the chagrin of his fellow Coffee Trolls, most especially Clancy. He is starting to develop a bit of a taste for a good dark roast coffee in the morning after hanging around our crew, although would probably never let on how much he actually likes it – especially in front of the other trolls. Read More

Marcus Buckingham’s StandOut Strengths Assessment

Marcus Buckingham is offering his StandOut Assessment free right now and will be doing an Instagram session on the assessment at 12:00 pm PDT this Friday (April 24, 2020). I have enjoyed his assessments before and I really enjoyed this one that I took this morning. It might be interesting and useful for you. A… Read More

Leadership, Virtues, and Classical Literature

So, what do Leadership, the Cardinal Virtues, and Classical Literature have to do with each other? Well, quite a lot actually. One of my favorite books is On Reading Well (2018) by Karen Swallow Prior. In this excellent book, Dr. Prior, discusses the 12 Virtues and how you can learn more about them in great… Read More

a rare opportunity

For many of us, it is a bit difficult to wrap our minds around the notion that our current situation does provide opportunities. Of course, we are seeing many people say this (just like I am doing here!), but it is so difficult. While we may know this intellectually, our emotions so often overcome our… Read More

“a unique company whose purpose is to show businesses how they can improve lives and love others. “

Far too often, we take our blessings for granted. A couple of days ago, I was reminded of how blessed I am with some of the people / companies that I have the privilege of serving. Talos Engineered Products is one of those companies. Read the following two quotes from an April 5, 2020 press… Read More