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Can I Count On You

Can I count on you?  To me, it’s one of the most important, defining, revealing questions in the human condition.  In simple terms, what I really want to know about you, maybe more than just about anything is, can I count on you to do you do what you say you’re going to do, when […]

The Subtle Trap of Expectations

A lot of the work I do with individuals, couples, teams and organizations revolves around the vast difference between having an expectation of someone versus having an agreement with them.  In my experience, a large amount of dysfunction within marriages, friendships, families, teams and organizations is caused by this very thing.  If you did an […]

Stop Shoulding On Me

I have a confession to make that I’m not very proud of, I was a “serial shoulder.” That’s right, for most of my life I consistently, annoyingly, destructively “should on” people, lot’s of people – my wife, kids, friends, family – people I care for and love very much. And every time I “should on” […]

The Hidden Cost of Silence

“I want you to think about something…..silence is acceptance. In other words, whatever you remain silent about in your life, you’ve accepted as being OK”. I vividly remember the first time I heard that statement and the impact it had on me. I was participating in a company training and our facilitator threw that out […]