July to Dec 2016

Leaders and Bosses

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Over my working years, I have had some great bosses. What Jim Collins calls Level 5 leaders – humble, committed to the mission, effective, and caring leaders. I’ve also had some less competent bosses that I’d place in four broad characterizations and my suggestions on how to deal with these general traits. Meddler The person […]

April, May, June 2014


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Mom has always been an avid reader. She also has a fear of snakes. So in my younger years I would cut out pictures of snakes and slip them into books she was reading and then wait for the inevitable scream. I also put a plastic mouse in the oven to scare her, but found […]