The Scene. A local restaurant at mid-day. I’m seated in a booth, awaiting a new CEO client who is passing through town. I arrived early so I settle in and mentally rehearse the agenda we should cover. These first face-to-face meetings elicit an energizing mixture of anticipation, curiosity, and hopefulness that the connection we had over […]
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The Scene. Early morning commuter plane filled with 70% corporate types and 30% vacationers. A regular route I’ve flown many times for a major Chicago area client company. I take my spot a couple of rows back from the front in a single seat on one side of the aisle and contemplate the small amount of […]
The Scene. Two hours into my niece’s recent wedding reception, my brother (and beaming father of the bride) beckons me off the dance floor. I finish my last spin move (much to the relief of my teenage kids) and pick my way through various clusters of celebrants to where my brother is standing with a male […]
The scene. 4:30 a.m. hotel shuttle bus to LAX airport. Not exactly the place I expect to bump into a life lesson. But sometimes the travel gods have other plans for me. The scene played out like this: youngish guy sitting on the hard bench seat opposite me, friendly smile playing across his face as he […]