Slack Technologies became a publicly traded company this week. Their symbol is WORK. Their website is http://www.slack.com. When I first learned of Slack, I was intrigued. The company claims to be a collaboration tool for teamwork that brings together people, harnessing information and applications to allow them to improve the quality of their work. They… Continue reading WORK
Did you know having a broken heart is a medical reality? The Mayo Clinic says "broken heart syndrome" is a temporary heart condition that's often brought on by stressful situations, such as the death of a loved one or loss of a key relationship. People with broken heart syndrome may have sudden chest pain or… Continue reading Broken heart + Slack + Writing = Happiness
When someone else's decision turns your life upside down, can you proceed with a calmness about you? When someone else's mistake puts you in a difficult situation, do you gracefully handle the situation? When you feel like you're losing everything, are you able to optimistically believe that good will result from the bad? If you've… Continue reading Who’s In Your Boat?
Your time is your life. If you don't learn to get control of it, then you'll fall short of your maximum possible impact. You'll limit your legacy. If you want to do work that really matters, then learn to be intentional with your time. Effective leaders understand this. Let's start with some math, which I… Continue reading Mission Math: 17/6 not 24/7
I recently purchased a 2-cycle weed trimmer, and as I was reading the safety instructions something dawned on me. The same warnings for this power tool also apply to the words we choose to use. Sometimes our words are like a weed trimmer. We hack away without thinking and when we're finished, we look around… Continue reading The Most Powerful Power Tool … Your Mouth
There's a story in the bible about two men who went into a temple to pray. One man was a Pharisee, someone who was high in stature in the Jewish culture and at the top of the religious totem pole. The other man was a tax collector, someone who was the most hated of all… Continue reading Building Bridges
I have an awesome family. One of the reasons, if not the main reason, is my Pap C, Louis Casciani, Jr. Pap C, drafted into the US Navy, July 2, 1943 Pap died last Friday afternoon. He was my hero. The dictionary says a hero is a person noted for courageous acts or nobility of… Continue reading Pap C, My Hero
There are six sources of influence either working for or against you. One of these six dimensions is called Social Motivation. Simply stated, there are people in your life that influence your behavior, positively or negatively. For those that aren't good for you, then you need to learn to set boundaries with them. Not for… Continue reading Boundaries Cut Two Ways
I notice many people living their lives in silos. Heck, I used to be one of them. There was work Marc, Dad Marc, husband Marc, church Marc, football coach Marc and school board director Marc. Each had a different persona. They weren't aligned with a unified purpose and spirit. Now I have a common thread… Continue reading Common Thread
Dallas 8th Grade I am a parent of two beautiful children, Dallas and Jarah. They are 14 and 11 years old, respectively. They are very different, but have one thing in common. They want to know daily they are "good enough" for their dad. They want to know I accept them for who they are,… Continue reading Am I good enough?