Play for All It’s Worth

How Play Improves Our Lives The Power of Play, Part III In Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining,” the simple phrase “All work and no play make Jack a dull boy” produces a bone-chilling moment of terror for the audience. Although the message behind those words is far less horrific in normal context, in truth the axiom Read more »

Play is Trivial Pursuit

Adult Attitudes About Play The Power of Play, Part II “In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.” Friedrich Nietzsche Ushering in 2019 last month with a discussion around resolutions and intentions, I turned to some friends and colleagues at a social function and asked, “When was the last time you played, Read more »

Don’t Play it Safe. Make it Safe.

Boost Innovation and Engagement with an Environment of Trust   During the first two months I lived in the Bronx, I craved corn muffins every day. Every. Single. Day. I lived about 10 blocks from the Riverdale Diner and Stella Doro factory, so the rich, buttery aroma of baking muffins and biscotti greeted my dog Read more »

Accepting Duality…Embracing Totality

Champion Contrast and Boost Emotional Intelligence In Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award-winning musical “Into the Woods,” Little Red Riding Hood learns about the duality of life, proclaiming, “Scary is exciting,” “even flowers have their dangers,” and “nice is different than good.” The best actors thrive in duality. Conveying a single emotion is not just one-dimensionally dull, Read more »

Boost Productivity with a Shot of Emotional Intelligence

You’ve been mandated to increase productivity in your division. Your choices for training, schedules, team selection, and project management need to show results. Suddenly, the process speeds up! You’re inundated with mandates and overwhelmed with deadlines. You feel like Lucille Ball in the candy factory with chocolates speeding by on a conveyer belt. What’s the Read more »



view·Point noun \vu-pȯint\: a way of looking at or thinking about something Aisle, not window. As someone who travels extensively for work, I’ve developed a set of personal travel edicts, and one of those is my preference for aisle seat when flying. Don’t misunderstand: I love peacefully gazing through the window at a new terrain Read more »