bubble popping


Bubbles make me smile. I enjoy blowing them every now and then. I like to see how big I can make them before they pop. It’s neat to see how far those bubbles that stay intact can fly before the environment absorbs them and they succumb. Sometimes, rather than see how far they can fly, […]


Ahead of the Curve

Life as a leader serving in the military is many things and it most definitely is a life of continual change. Truth is that it is this continual change that makes it so enjoyable. The opportunities we create change, the problems we get to solve are new at every turn, and the individuals who make […]

Question of the Day #365 (Last One)

Today marks the last Question of the Day. Thanks for playing along… What question have I failed to ask?

Question of the Day #364

What is the next experiment you will conduct?

Question of the Day #363

How are you attempting to connect with members of the generation ahead of you? The generation behind you?

Question of the Day #362

What characteristics do you find you value most in others? In yourself?

Question of the Day #360

What question have you been asking yourself the most lately?



I think we should [insert well articulated opinion here], “just a thought.” I’d love to give [insert new experience here] a try, but I’m “just [insert self-limitation here].” I recommend we [insert well thought out recommendation here], “just an idea.” I didn’t mean to [insert unfortunate effect here], I was “just kidding.” [insert passive aggressive […]

Question of the Day #359

How do you envision your retirement years?

Question of the Day #358

One year ago today: How different was your life then?

Question of the Day #357

Are you pushing yourself too hard? Not hard enough?

Question of the Day #356

Of all that you have worked to build during your lifetime, what makes you most proud so far?

Question of the Day #355

This time next year: How different will your life be?

Question of the Day #354

When was the last time you thanked someone for their example?

Question of the Day #353

Are you more focused on achieving your goals or helping others to achieve theirs?


Green Lights

Last week, my wife and I made a quick trip to Annapolis, Maryland to attend a Navy ceremony. And by quick trip, I mean that we were there for all of 15 hours. Once the ceremony concluded, we enjoyed a quick lunch at one of our favorite establishments and boarded our vehicle, where my first order […]

Question of the Day #352

What, if any, challenge are you facing that seems insurmountable?

Question of the Day #351

What is your #1 priority for the day, week, month, year?

Question of the Day #350

What is your biggest regret?

Question of the Day #349

What memory of yours fills you with the most emotion?

Question of the Day #348

If you were running for President, who would you choose as your running mate?

Question of the Day #347

Do you take more pride in the level of effort or the impact of the outcome?


Fully Invested Leaders

Many people consider themselves leaders, many people are in positions to lead, and many people are neither yet aspire to both. I have been spending some time of late thinking more and more about those who fall into the last camp and the role those of us leading them play in their development. The most […]

Question of the Day #346

What are you doing to develop yourself?

Question of the Day #345

How do you ensure your conscience allows you to sleep well at night?

Question of the Day #344

Do you feel appreciated? Do you give others reason to feel the same way?


Teams and Tribes (Guest Post)

Lieutenant Kristen Wheeler is a proud prior enlisted Surface Warfare Officer. More than that she is a passionate leader and a phenomenal human being. A true talent magnet and multiplier with an eye for opportunity, I am pleased to be a part of what she fondly refers to as a shared tribe of fellow dancing bees… […]

Question of the Day #343

Is it obvious to your teammates how much you like/dislike your job?

Question of the Day #342

How much closer to achieving your dreams are you today when compared to a year ago?

Question of the Day #341

When was the last time you really felt over your head?