Cheers! My morning cup of coffee in one of my favorite mugs!

Right now I am working on four Grand Challenges: big, bold goals that can make a powerful contribution to society while helping the associations that lead them to grow and prosper including all of their members. This gives me immense pleasure and lights the fire of my life. I am also fortunate to have a wonderful family and spend quality time with each of them, lots of it! Close relationships demand a quantity of time together, not just quality.

This week I am running my Visionary Leadership Academy, a fantastic program that includes over 25 rising executives. My favorite part is getting to know the participants. They are always interesting people, and professionally passionate. It’s a great synergy. I learn so much from them, even though it’s my program! I think teaching is like that: learning in all directions.

Living, loving and learning – my favorite trio. There may be a lot that is challenging about the world. It’s important to revel in gratitude for our blessings all the more.

What are you grateful for?

“Gratitude is the fairest blossom which springs from the soul.”
Henry Ward Beecher.