๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง Leadership and Self-Deception

By The Arbinger Institute

7yo: โ€œI like puppies better than dogs.โ€

Me: โ€œDo you know what happens to puppies?โ€

7yo: โ€œWhat?โ€

Me: โ€œThey become dogs.โ€


Me: โ€œPuppies are baby dogs.โ€

7yo: โ€œYeah, but theyโ€™re mostly puppies.โ€


๐Ÿ“– ๐ŸŽง The Anatomy of Peace

By The Arbinger Institute

๐Ÿ“– Star Wars: Allegiance

By Timothy Zahn

๐Ÿ›ก Communication synchronicity

A huge part of seeing and treating others as people, as well as increasing efficiency and productivity, involves understanding when to communicate asynchronously, and when to be synchronous.

We often default to ways of communicating that reduce others to objects and decrease their and our ability to work well. We are inundated with information, and yet spend little time considering different modes of communication and deliberately deciding which to employ.

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We let the kids open sibling gifts this morning and the 8yo received a water game, some bubble gum, and a multi-tool. He was so excited. โ€œDad, these gifts are perfect! They are from my three favorite categoriesโ€”weapons, games, and food.โ€ ๐Ÿ˜‚

My wife and my therapist are two of the most amazing women I know. I feel so damn lucky to have them in my life. ๐Ÿ˜

Today, for day 3 of #LightTheWorld, I wanted to share what brought me calm and peace in a turbulent weekend. Rediscovering coloring books was wonderful and exactly what I needed. ๐Ÿ–

Mandala coloring pages

Starting a little late, but I want to post for day 2 of #LightTheWorld that the person who represents Christlike love to me is my sweet mother-in-law. She is tireless in serving others. I feel so lucky to be part of her family. ๐Ÿฅฐ

On this Thanksgiving Day, I am most grateful for my family, especially my fantastic wife. She is a tremendous support and a great partner. I feel so lucky to have her in my life. ๐Ÿ˜ #GiveThanks

I feel incredibly grateful for a job today, and especially the one I have with O.C. Tanner. As all jobs are, it is hard at times and pushes me to stretch and grow. I get to be with great people and focus on improving the lives of people at work. ๐Ÿฅฐ #GiveThanks

Today, Iโ€™m feeling grateful for LEGO Harry Potter on the Nintendo Switch. ๐Ÿ˜† Itโ€™s been a fun way to unwind lately and has good for my mental health. #GiveThanks

Today, I feel grateful for my boss Mel Tingey. He is the best leader I have ever had, and is a fantastic support to me. I love working with him and continue to grow and develop as I do. #GiveThanks

Today I am feeling grateful for my wife and her creative use of space. We have rearranged our small house and it is feeling great to have a quiet spot of our own amidst the chaos. #GiveThanks

One thing I am grateful for today is that I found a great small office space to rent to start getting a little more separation between work and home. Looking forward to getting set up and having somewhere to go for work. #GiveThanks

Today, I am grateful to have found a therapist that is the right fit. It makes all the difference. #GiveThanks

Early Christmas! My wife commissioned a custom Star Wars one line drawing from the talented Melissa Mae (@heymelissamae), and I couldn’t more thrilled. Now I just have to make sure no one breathes on it!

Whew! That was one of the most exciting college football games Iโ€™ve seen in a long time. Notre Dame knocks off Clemson in double overtime. ๐Ÿˆ ๐ŸŽ‰