When Susan and I got married (November of 1991), we knew Christmas was just around the corner. There wasn’t a lot of time to set up a joint household and figure out how we were going to decorate our new place for the holidays. It was stressful enough thinking about how we were going to … Continue reading The Incredible Power of Tradition
'Tis the week before Christmas And as you can imagine, People all over Have the exact same reaction. They’re frantic and stressed For various reasons. Too much is happening For them to enjoy the season. There’s lots to get done, There’s no time to waste. The year’s almost over, So we must all make haste. … Continue reading The Week Before Christmas
Thanksgiving weekend at the Voland house is typically full of activity – and I’m not talking about the kind that results from Black Friday shopping. We stay far away from that madness. No, the activity I’m talking about involves a lot of yard work and home updates. Naturally, the kids don’t like it. First, the … Continue reading Worth the Effort
Christmas is right around the corner. The New Year is less than two weeks away. And as you prepare to close the books on 2015, I have just one question for you… Are you still hungry? Remember the excitement you felt when you first started this job? Remember the fire that burned deep inside – … Continue reading Are You Still Hungry?
Christmas is my daughter Abby’s favorite time of year. She loves the lights, the TV shows, the music, and being out of school. Most of all, though, she likes the presents. Every year she lights up as each one is placed under the tree. She looks through them, trying to guess what treasure might be … Continue reading The Gift
I was looking through some files this weekend and came across my notes from a webinar I attended a few years ago. It was entitled "The 10 Branding Secrets of Santa Claus." According to presenter Steve Miller, these very specific and deliberate actions provide Santa Claus with "uncopyable superiority." I love that term. As I … Continue reading Lead Like Santa Claus