Thursday Random Thoughts

It’s a beautiful summer-like day here in the Motor City.  I’m looking forward to joining the dignitaries in Rochester at 4 pm today for the ribbon cutting of my friend Brandon’s new outside patio deck at CJ Mahoney’s.  Please come see us.  What else am I thinking about today? Here goes:  If the Golden State Warriors lose tonight and their …

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Is JV Cocky? I Don’t Think So

In sports today there are too many athletes that talk and do not back it up.  It’s quite obnoxious actually, and definitely is tiresome for a fan like me.  With the advent of social media, it also has given the players (and even coaches, Harbaugh, ahem) a chance to voice their thoughts and opinions at any given time.  For Tigers …

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Helicopters Flying over Travel Baseball

I’ve always been intrigued by the term “Helicopter Parents”. You know…the moms and dads that are hovering over their kids and controlling their every move.  As I learned at the Love and Logic™ seminar in Denver last weekend, these types of parents do not want their kids to ever have to struggle or feel uncomfortable.  Ever.  Helicopter parents want a nice …

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My Website Relaunch

I’m very excited to announce the launch of my newly designed website. Many of you know I have been doing public speaking for the past few years in addition to my radio work. I’ve had the opportunity to focus more on speaking and my new site reflects that focus. It’s faster, easier to navigate, and more user-friendly.    If you …

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This Parenting Approach Works

I’ve just arrived back in Michigan inspired after attending a Parenting the Love and Logic™ seminar in Denver, CO over the weekend.   Love and Logic™ techniques work.  They do.  How do I know?  Well, I have used them on my own kids.  I have developed a passion for these principles over the last few years and it is due …

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Checking your Ego at the Door

Draymond Green can play on my squad anytime.  The Golden State Warriors are amassing wins in this year’s NBA playoffs and for good reason:  They play as a team.  And nobody is more unselfish and team-oriented than Green.  The Michigan State product checks his ego at the door for the good of the franchise.  He doesn’t care about stats or …

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Pistons Work Environment has Connection

One of the most important issues that I discuss in my keynote speech is for employees to be able to “Go Direct.” The ability to walk into a boss’s office or a manager’s cubicle and have a conversation. Direct dialogue that will make both sides comfortable and that leads to a positive experience and result at work. The Detroit Pistons …

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