Values Alignment and Wealth Health

If my last post on meaningful conversations resonated with you then you need to read the book by Susan Scott called Fierce Conversations.  I had the pleasure of hearing her speak at Center for Leadership Formation put on by Seattle University’s Business School.  Not only was she a gifted speaker and communicator, but her ideas are creating significant influence on the culture at Highland, and how I am thinking about my life. If you aren’t sure what “fierce” conversations means, her quote at the beginning of the book summarizes it well: “When you think of a fierce conversation, think passion, integrity, authenticity, collaboration.  Think cultural transformation.  Think of Leadership.”

The word “wealth” gets used often and can get confused with the word “rich”.  They are not interchangeable but can be used like they are synonymous. The point or outcome of proper “wealth” management is so you can lead a “rich” life.  Wealth connotes money, investments, assets, property, and rights of...

Isn’t it interesting how exceptional service can improve our lives?  It’s also funny how it can catch us off guard when it happens. Why is this true? For starters, we have gotten used to poor service — from banks to airlines to restaurants — so we don’t expect anything better.  We have...