Uncomfortable Delegation

Uncomfortable Delegation

This past Friday, we facilitated our quarterly business planning session, the BIQ (Business Improvement Quarterly). For most meetings, I’m the lead facilitator, spokesperson, and general quarterback. From a scale perspective, this is not a good plan. Therefore, I’ve...

Uncomfortable Recognition

This week, we will be receiving an award for the The Business Council’s (TBC) business of the year. Given the other nominees, this was a huge deal. Even though we were nominated for the opportunity, we still had to garner enough votes to actually win. As the CEO, I...
Uncomfortable Recycling

Uncomfortable Recycling

Getting nominated for “Uncle of the Year” (UoTY) is tough work. Many people are of the naive opinion that a person can be “born in” or “marry” into the position. Oh contraire mon frere. Like any other position of greatness, this title must be earned. So in that...
Handling Disappointment

Handling Disappointment

“It’s not how far you fall, but how high you bounce that counts.” — Zig Ziglar Unhappy news and disappointments are the given right of being human.  Odds are if you are breathing you will have inevitably experienced a major disappointment in your life.  In...
Uncomfortable Error

Uncomfortable Error

“Hey Darren, I think we have a problem…” was the beginning of an email I received last week from my friend and Speaker Representative/Marketing Manager/Event Manager/et al, Stephanie (Steph). As I’m reading this email, my heart was at the bottom of my stomach thinking...