I Support


Remy’s Top 5 at 5

These are the things I want to remember about Remy when he was five. Partly so I can remind him at 15 and he can say, no way I did that and I can reply yes way you did. So anyways. The top 5.

Continue reading Remy’s Top 5 at 5

2013 Reading List

Every year about this time, I transition my books completed and discarded lists to a blog post so I can delete them from my current Reading List page.  Begs the question why I keep the list in the first place.  The answer is twofold.  Most influential is that it makes me feel good to check the box, add to the list, and otherwise visibly denote some method of ‘thing completed.’ It has something to do with a neurotransmitter or two and a lot to do with my personality.  The second reason is that it’s occasionally useful to have a reliable list of those books I read X years ago so I can remember what that title was of that book about whatever topic.  The second reason is admittedly secondary.

Continue reading 2013 Reading List

My Day Job

Historically, this blog has emphasized the athletic and parenting elements of my life.  These aren’t where I spend most of my energy.  So what is it that I do with myself?

Continue reading My Day Job

The Rational Person and Educational Policy – A Discussion

It all started with this quote:

“A rational person cannot seek to confirm their beliefs, only to test them” - Chris Hallquist

I don’t even know who Chris Hallquist is.  Sure, I could look him up, but I haven’t.

Continue reading The Rational Person and Educational Policy – A Discussion

I Want You to Underestimate Me

Provocative title, yes?  It stems from some thinking I’m doing around what one’s style as an athlete says about him/her as a professional.  And maybe in other domains of life.

Continue reading I Want You to Underestimate Me

Blog Posting Habit

Things are more likely to happen regularly when they are habits.  Blog posting is a habit I’ve largely fallen out of.  Why is that?

Continue reading Blog Posting Habit

Growing Up

This is about me.  Not my son.  I’m the one at the mid life crisis age, not him.  What a stereotype!

Continue reading Growing Up

Those Invisible Tailwinds

We humans are funny beasts in many ways.  We want things to be good and relentlessly look for the bad. This is a short post that inspects this bias and compares it to cycling and the wind.

Continue reading Those Invisible Tailwinds

Why I’m Not a Huge Fan of Formal Succession Plans

Recently, I was reading a report about executive development and was struck by the authors’ surprise that succession planning dropped down in priority as a leadership development from 2009 to 2011.  The report is a fantastic and highly useful piece of work.  I found many, many insights to help me think more programmatically about how we do talent development at Research Square. Yet, I don’t share the authors’ shock and dismay at the displacement of succession planning as a leadership development priority. Even in the face of the pending succession crisis triggered by accelerating baby boomer retirement. Why do I feel this way?

Continue reading Why I’m Not a Huge Fan of Formal Succession Plans

Conversations With Remy – 3/29/13

Remy’s four now and four year olds say the darndest things.  I had a convo today that I wanted to type up for posterity.  No idea what he means, but maybe you’ll understand what lurks in the depths of the introspective pre-schooler mind.

Continue reading Conversations With Remy – 3/29/13