Blake's Blog

Enjoying the Journey


Please bear with me today; I'm blown like a bubble with competing thoughts,...

The Report Card of Encouragement


Several days ago, our six-year-old daughter brought home her most recent Report Card.

The '...

The Morass of Online Social Networking


I don't know about you, but there are times -- times in the...

HBR Article: "Five Missteps to Avoid in Volatile Times"


Lots of folks are requesting literature like this. I hope it falls on big...

In Memoriam, Terry “Moose” Millard


A very dear mentor passed away yesterday, February 3, 2009.

He had battled...

Doing Right


My father shared an interesting story with me the other day about a dear family...

Countdowning, Treading, or Growing?


In this time when 'psychology trumps the economy,' our Group embarked on a...

The History & Irony of Christopher Robin on this Blustery Day


It’s a blustery day across North America, and for this reason, Christopher Robin...

Occupational Intimacy on the Rise


Years ago, I heard the phrase 'Organizational Intimacy' from a colleague, Michael Kroth...

Pygmalion Football


What a fascinating example of the Pygmalion Effect (people rising or falling to the expectations...

Apolitical Reflections for Inauguration Day


Tomorrow is Inauguration Day, January 20, 2009, and while I am no Presidential scholar, I...

Interview Tips for Tumultuous Times


I attended a networking-lunch-workshop-session today to learn what's happening 'on the...