An Uncomfortable Message

An Uncomfortable Message

I know every week you look forward to hearing Darren’s personal stories about being uncomfortable and how they relate to leadership, but I hope you won’t mind me filling in for just one week. Even Darren needs a break from his regular tasks every now and...
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

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...