The Slap Heard Round the World

Was it real?  Did Will Smith really slap Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars?  And why? Just in case you are the only one who missed it.  Rock made a joke about Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett-Smith’s hair.  She was present in the audience, looking beautiful and with almost no...

What are you sourcing?

There I was in Chicago on a windy evening, in mid-December, and I just wanted to get home.   I had been travelling a lot and my wife called to tell me that there were tornado level winds coming up from the south and hitting Minneapolis about an hour before my plane...

The Potentially Devastating Power of Rank

Three years ago, I saw Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper in the successful remake of the movie “A Star is Born” and there was a scene toward the end which captured my attention. Spoiler alert: If you have not seen the movie, you may want to skip this. But I am guessing you...

Why “No News” is Bad News

A client recently said to me, “No news is good news” is not ok with us.  He was talking about safety in his company. I loved his comment.  When it comes to safety and healthy work culture for those working in high-risk environments, you could reframe it as “No...