Blake's Blog

Gratefulness & Humility


As tomorrow is Memorial Day, I hope that all Americans who can... will appreciate the&...

The Future of Work


The 5/25/09 issue of TIME Magazine had a great, little article on ...

Purpose, Meaning, and the Good Life


For those of you who were kind, curious, and committed enough to devour my...

The Redemption of an Angry Team


On my last trip to the great northwest, I had the distinct displeasure and responsibility...

Sticky Friendships


A woman, very important to me, recently shared this story:

"I spent ...

The Insidiousness of Workplace Gossip


Workplaces are grapevines; that's just the way it is. Sadly, there are...

Aesop & Scar Tissue Times


What a difference seven months make.

In October, as the unwinding of our world'...

Variety & The Mind


Sometimes the smallest, simplest things catch my attention. I don't know why,...

Banana Smoothie


We stood at the counter, Dawn, our six-year-old daughter Lauren, and me.

And from Lauren&...

“My Boss is a Loser”


Sometimes I’m slow on the uptake, but having heard this sentiment three times...

The Crippling Nature of Ambiguity


Wow, do we have ambiguity in spades today, or what?

Surely it’s...

H.A.L.T.S.


I recently visited with an Operations Manager in a factory who was clearly distressed. ...