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SEP 10, 2014

History is History

Last week my son’s club soccer team won a tournament.  It is the first time they have ever won a tournament.  In fact, the year before this they got last in the same tournament.  The strides they made in the last year have been astounding.  Their coach deserves most all the credit.  Exactly 3 days […]

AUG 22, 2014

You Did WHAT?!?!?!?

You did WHAT?!?!?!? This was the response from many when I announced I was stepping down as the CEO of Trace3.  We founded the company back in June of 2002 and in August of 2014 I stepped down.  My run had ups and downs and was unbelievably trying and stressful at some point in every […]

JUL 29, 2014

A Game of Thrones

I started reading George R.R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones” in 1996 when it first came out.  I found it completely mesmerizing and starting telling all of my friends about it.  I even had one of my best friends email Martin telling him what a fan I was and ask him if he would sign […]

MAY 21, 2014

Right Now I Am Too Busy…

I have been doing a ton of client calls in the last couple of months.  It has been refreshing to get back out in the field and feel like a relevant part of helping a company evolve by leveraging client’s direct feedback.  In many of my meetings we discuss initiatives around change or growth.  I […]

MAR 05, 2014

Earn Your Way

Entitlement is like a cancer.  If left untreated it spreads and can ruin an organism.  I recently finished an all day meeting with the top 11 sales people in the company.  We discussed many things in the meetings but one of the main theme’s we really honed in on was “Defining a Homerun.”  It is […]

JAN 19, 2014

What is in it for Me?

I have been giving a lot of thought to leadership lately.  I am currently the CEO of a 300 person company, head guy in a 4 person start up, the weakest link partner in a winery, and the President of a Board of a tremendously effective charity.  Each of these organizations are very different. The […]

JAN 12, 2014

The Value I Found in Wine

Recently I was listening to a great speaker and he was discussing the idea that it is not possible to serve two masters.  He talked about how you would eventually despise one and love the other and the conflict would tear you apart.  As the talk progressed it boiled down to the two masters being […]

NOV 16, 2013

November Moments

What an intense time this has been… In the month of November 2013 I have seen things occur that made me sit back and take inventory of my business life. That is kind of a funny way to say it, right? I did not write my business career, I wrote my business life. It is […]