Wherever You Go, There You Are

Wherever You Go, There You Are

I had coffee recently with Gene. I shared with him my observations over the years that he always seemed restless, always in pursuit of something. While successful on so many levels, he never seemed sated, always on the move toward something new. While restlessness is often a state fed by a destination, mindfulness is a […]

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Climbing the Trees of Business

Climbing the Trees of Business

When I was a young boy I would spend time and energy climbing trees in my back yard. I recall my awe and amazement at the structure, strength and character of each tree. How deeply rooted they were and the enormous power they possessed. As my confidence grew I found myself climbing higher and higher. […]

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How Much Do You Weigh?

How Much Do You Weigh?

Tom was missing. No one had heard from Tom in the days and hours leading up to this key, all-important summit. That in and of itself was troubling as Tom was either early to these meetings, or provided ample notice that he would be delayed or unable to participate. While there were still three minutes […]

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RVA Tech Talks – Episode 1: Mike Jones,<br>the Marcus Aurelius of the RVA Tech Scene

RVA Tech Talks – Episode 1: Mike Jones,
the Marcus Aurelius of the RVA Tech Scene

Hosted by Ford Prior, RVA Tech Talks is a 30 minute Podcast that interviews the guru’s of RVA’s tech scene (i.e. tech entrepreneurs, corporate execs, and world-class developers) to deconstruct the skills, tools, and talent behind their success.  The discussions also touch on personal habits, guiding philosophies, and special sauces that help make them successful. Click Here to visit RVA Tech Talks

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We Judge Ourselves by Our Intentions

We Judge Ourselves by Our Intentions

I was working with a client some time in the past, performing a detailed organizational assessment. Over the course of many interviews over several weeks, it became apparent that cultural issues had formed and had become deeply rooted inside the company. Individuals had taken on alarming behavior, quick to tear down their teammates and superiors, […]

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Reflecting on Resolutions

Reflecting on Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions… been there, done that, many times, over too many years to count. I expect each of you reading this can check the same boxes. It is said that fewer than 10% of New Year’s Resolutions are ever achieved. As I consider things I would like to adjust or modify, I recall the […]

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Argumentative Theory & Reasoning

Argumentative Theory & Reasoning

Negotiating with one’s self seldom produces a bar-room brawl    ~Warren Buffett When I first came upon this quotation I was fixated on the word, negotiating. It was clear we cannot negotiate against ourselves. We hold our point of view. We have formed an argumentative basis that supports our reasoning. We cannot find the problems […]

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I Got Nothing

I Got Nothing

Back last fall I was waiting for a friend to arrive for lunch. A senior manager with a large financial services firm, she was running late. When Amy arrived, about twenty minutes past our scheduled time, I compared her entrance to that of the Tasmanian Devil. The door to the restaurant opened and this whirl […]

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The Glass Hammer:  “Men Who Get It – Mike Jones, CEO”

The Glass Hammer: “Men Who Get It – Mike Jones, CEO”

“As a country, we are 80 years away from gender equality.” That statistic, which was shared during the World Economic Forum, caught Mike Jones’ attention, because as he says, “If that’s true, I won’t live to see it.” Jones is CEO of Core Consulting, a technology and management consulting firm. His personal mission is reflected […]

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Every Breath Counts

Every Breath Counts

On a recent Friday night while I was in Lexington, Virginia, my mobile phone displayed an incoming call from a good friend. “Have you heard about Ed?” Mike asked, querying about one of our high school classmates. I hadn’t spoken with Ed in the 40 years since we graduated, but I had followed his career […]

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