About

This is where I write. This is how I work. This is my Cave.

If you’ve never been here before, DON’T SKIP THIS is a handy introduction to this place. There is over 15 years of content hiding around here and some of it remains relevant.

I’ve been writing here since April of 2002. I write a couple of pieces a month. There’s been a podcast since 2017.

Related Randsables. If you’re interested in me speaking, the Speaking page is a good place to start, but you can always just drop me an email. I’d prefer if you join the Leadership Slack and DM me there. I’ve written books. You should read them.

Opinions. The opinions expressed on this website are entirely my own. I never speak for my employer, my friends, my dog, or you. In many of my articles, I often refer to specific people as a means of telling the story… making a point. These people do not exist – I am not writing about you – they are fabrications that are specifically constructed to make a point. There are traits, quirks, or situations involving co-workers and friends that I borrow to construct the personas in my stories, but these small slices of personality do not a person make.

Removed Articles. This blog has existed for almost twenty years and during that time I’ve permanently removed some older articles. Two reasons:

  1. The article did not age well and/or it no longer reflected my opinions on a particular topic.
  2. More importantly, the article was offensive. Early in the history of this weblog, I believed being provocative and outrageous was the way to get attention. I was wrong. I am deeply ashamed of this early work and I apologize for the publication. I hope my work since then demonstrates my values and how I am continuing to learn as a leader.

Gender. I flip-flop using he and her throughout posts.

Comments.My comment policy is simple:

Post whatever you like. I won’t edit content or attribution of any comment. However, I’ll delete whatever comment I like.

I don’t delete comments willy-nilly. If something is deleted, it’s off-topic, adds no value, and/or involves a personal attack. Your first comment to this place will need to be approved by me. Your second one won’t.

Design & Technology:

  • Site design by Alex King.
  • Webfonts served by H&Co.
  • This is a WordPress joint.
  • I run this place on WP Engine and I’m incredibly happy with the service. It just works.

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