What Do You Believe?

The book, Stick with It: Mastering the Art of Adherence, describes how reinforcing rituals creates connections that ignite passion for any team or family.  Rituals help ignite passion, which is one of three components in the Adherence Equation: For years, I have written personal “Letters from Dad” to my wife and each of my three…

The Gift of The Present

The holiday season is hectic, so I will keep this post even shorter than usual. Here is my favorite poem that keeps things in perspective for me. I hope it does the same for you . . . Yesterday is History,Tomorrow is a Mystery,Today is a Gift,That’s why they call it the Present. May you…

Peace

My father was an artist, so we never purchased holiday cards.  Instead, he painted this Dove of Peace.  At the bottom right, he added in elegant, white script, "PEACE from The Colan Family." It became our family's signature holiday card for many years. So today I wish you peace in your heart, peace in your…

Hang On Until Daylight

Although we look forward to the holidays, it can be a time of overwhelming stress at work and at home.  This address given by Wallace A. Kennedy, Professor of Psychology at our alma mater, Florida State University, is powerful and practical.  He was talking to the students of Maclay School in Tallahassee. One of their…

10 Graceful Lessons

Here are 10 lessons Julie learned from her mom, Grace Davis. Julie shared these lessons at her mom's memorial service on Nov. 15, 1994, and we wanted to share them with you now: Always know how very special you are - God only made one of you. Believe in yourself.Make connections, touch lives. Everyone is important.Behave…

Your Father’s Legacy

On March 4, 1914, my late father, Peter Colantuono was born and would soon become part of the Greatest Generation. Over 100 years later, I sit in my ergonomic office chair gazing out my window at a beautiful tree line. It’s a welcomed mental break from considering a particular client’s challenge and polishing up a…

Exercise Your Heart

  There is no exercise better for the HEART than reaching downand lifting people UP. - John Holmes Have a need?  Help someone else succeed. If you are a servant leader at work or a servant leader to the world, take a moment to pause and lift someone up today. It's the fastest way to lift yourself up. Learn simple…