On Future Nostalgia.

On Future Nostalgia.

My friend Lynn Casey writes a brilliant blog called the ScoutLook, where she recently reflected on the idea of Future Nostalgia. What an insightful phrase! First, she ponders the concept of nostalgia, citing Dr. Desikides, a researcher who has made the study of...
Find your perfect video conference spot.

Find your perfect video conference spot.

Today’s my last day conferencing from our library. The packers have come, and the house will soon be empty as we prepare to move. I’ll miss this spot. I wrote my book, The Spare Room, standing right here. My favorite reading behind me, a stunning view of lake and...
Purposeful, Global Leadership

Purposeful, Global Leadership

In a recent interview with Emotive Group, I shared some thoughts on what leaders should be thinking about in the COVID-19 world. Exercise a new level of agile strategic thinking: We need to stop thinking of “post-COVID” as a solid milestone. Rather than expecting to...
What do you see?

What do you see?

There’s been quite a bit of chatter about discrimination against Asians recently. Even as we’re celebrating Asian Pacific Heritage Month, hostile commentary around the “Chinese virus” continues to circulate. Speaking with Shaila Manyan and Curtis Chin today on a...
Say ‘yes’!

Say ‘yes’!

I’m so excited to speak with a couple thousand graduating students entering the retail world today! I’m in New York doing a keynote for the NRF (National Retail Federation), and love speaking with young people, both encouraging and learning from those in a...
It’s time to unhurry.

It’s time to unhurry.

What’s the opposite of care? Perhaps indifference would be a logical answer. But quite often, the answer is: hurry. You see, I believe few people are truly indifferent to those around them. Their bigger challenge is that of limited time + too much going on. A....