Leaders Make the Walk

Everything I learned about leadership, I learned in high school. The first part of my speaking career was spent as a motivational speaker for high school students. I spoke in over 3500 high schools about making the most out of [...]

A Sweet Christmas Story

Finding a quiet spot at the New York LaGuardia airport before an afternoon flight home to Minneapolis on December 23rd can be a difficult task.  However, after searching for twenty minutes, our 23-year-old daughter, Kate found a quiet hallway at [...]

“He Cut Me Off”

After reading my book, Nice Bike: Making Meaningful Connections on the Road of Life, George Kremer sent me the following: Last summer, driving on University Avenue in St. Paul, a guy in a shiny big car pulled up quickly behind [...]

Jiffy Lube Guy

It’s become an ongoing pet peeve of mine.  Not a big deal, just annoying.  It happens every time I get my car’s oil changed at my local Jiffy Lube.  Since I use synthetic oil, my car can go 5,000 miles [...]

Better Than Applause

. . . Cynthia went on to share something about each person’s hobbies, their family, their service in the community – something unique about each and every person. Her comments were specific, interesting and very complimentary. No notes. It was all from the head and from the heart.