1. The Cost of Valuing Productivity over Humanity

    This week I was given an opportunity to speak at a staff retreat for some civilian units within our local law enforcement agency.    I was excited for this because these two teams are made up of high performing individuals who go through a six month intrusive and sometimes intimidating hiring pro…Read More

  2. Children, Challenges, and I Love You

    Now that our oldest daughter is 22 and living her adult life we are able to laugh about the experiences we went through with her as a teenager.  I can’t lie some of those memories are still painful, unsettling, and remind me of how hard a time that is for our kids.  The constant trying to figure…Read More

  3. #Fridayfocus

    From the age of 5 all Taiya wanted to be was an Olympic gymnast.  She spent four nights a week and Saturday mornings all year long practicing and honing her skills in search of that perfect performance.  This was more than just a sport to Taiya.  It was truly her passion and a large part of her i…Read More

  4. Be the Change

    The other day I met with a professor from a large state university about speaking to his criminal justice class.  He told me he wanted me to share some stories about cases I have investigated and that he thought the students would be “entertained”.  While taking a moment to process what I hear…Read More

  5. Perfect?

    This morning I had a meeting with a good friend of mine who has recently opened his own business.  As we sat down he told me he was looking for some advice on how to use social media for his business and wanted any practical business tips I had because we are doing so well on both.  As he shared h…Read More

  6. HOPING AND WISHING

    HOPE:   want something to happen or be the case WISH:   feel or express a strong desire or hope for something that is not easily attainable; want something that cannot or probably will not happen These are the definitions for two words that I hear all the time from people usually said in the con…Read More

  7. An Essential Skill for Leadership

    I wanted to share with you a very rare and exotic skill missing in many "leaders" today.  It is a skill that does not take years and years of higher education to acquire, decades of professional experience to discover, or the rarest of physical talents to achieve.   It simply requires a decision t…Read More

  8. Dealing with Fear as a Couple

    For something different Andrea and I thought we would do a Facebook live video on the power of fear and overcoming it as a couple.  It was a lot of fun for us to share together and we hope you enjoy it and learn a thing or two.  If you like this video or have more questions be sure to like our pag…Read More

  9. Living the Dream

       Everyday I lose count of the people I encounter that sarcastically tell me they are "living the dream".   I hope they don't really mean it that way.  I have a moment where I feel a bit of sadness for them and it furthers my resolve to live my dream.    Too many of us want to "live the drea…Read More

  10. The Absence of Struggle

    It's not the absence of struggle that makes you successful, it is how you handle it! Something I'm working on is making sure the person closest to me gets her fair share of my time.  As a family we are in the process of transitioning from a secure government pay check and benefits to the world of b…Read More