Floating Suburbia: My journey to the River
Monday, 19 Jun, 2017
Floating Suburbia: My journey to the River

After years of living in Austin, seeking ways to shield myself from the arrogant people and the blazing

You’re Always Busy!?
Monday, 5 Jun, 2017
You’re Always Busy!?

Dear Friends:
Lately, everyone I know is complaining about how busy they are. It’s really beginning to annoy me. So I thought I’d write you this personal note – a rant, I suppose – to let you know how I feel when I hear you’re too busy to speak or return a call. No, wait. You did return my call recently when you heard I was ill. Do I have to be dying to hear from you?
What does it mean, exactly? Too busy to prioritize your time differently?

Selling Ideas to Colleagues
Monday, 24 Apr, 2017
Selling Ideas to Colleagues

You’ve got a great idea, but need your colleagues – your boss, your teammates, your partners – to approve…

Steps Along the Buying Decision Path
Tuesday, 28 Mar, 2017
Steps Along the Buying Decision Path

As sellers we are taught to find prospects with a need that matches our solution and then find creative, professional ways to pitch, present, entice, push, market, or somehow introduce our solution to enable them to understand how our solutions will fix their problem.
Unfortunately, we fail to close over 90% of the time (from first contact) regardless of how well their need matches our solution. And it’s not because of our solutions, our presentations/pitches, or our professionalism. It’s because the…

The How of Heart
Monday, 6 Feb, 2017
The How of Heart

Collaboration. Empowerment. Win/Win. Integrity. Authenticity. We’re finally recognizing the efficacy of acting with humanitarian values!