Category Archives: Blog

Spirit in the Workplace

Raising the Spirit Quotient Spirit is never really absent in any of us, in or out of the workplace. However, it can lie dormant. When it does, it may as well be absent. When I was at the helm of Hearst Newspapers, my biggest thrill was acquiring a business with a “neutral” spirit quotient. My challenge was to bring it ... Read More »

Successful Leadership

Successful Leadership I define success as the etching one leaves on the lives he or she is privileged to touch. Applied to business, this model merges the needs of employee/colleagues with corporate goals. As the following story illustrates, incorporating this model is not always the most economical short term decision–but successful leaders fuse a longer term view and recognize the ... Read More »


Bob Danzig shares his view on magic moments… Adoration  “Adoration” is a mighty good word for any parent to feel for their child. My own sense of adoration soared as my #2 daughter, Marsha, joined my wife Dianne and I for a New Year’s Eve Gala. I found it thrilling to be on the dance floor with Marsha, as smooth a Ginger Rogers ... Read More »

Shakespeare’s Joy of Life

Bob Danzig Relies on Shakespeare I just left the CEO of a major organization who is struggling with an onslaught of difficult news impacting the staff morale. Yet, their top team has a very positive new strategic series of moves ready to share with the staff. She sought guidance for a phrase that might ignite fresh hope with her colleagues. My ... Read More »

Success & Balance

The Key to Success and Balance When I do a keynote workshop for CEO folk, two questions are always in the mix: (1) How do I define success? (2) How did I balance career and family? I always answer by advising the audience the odds are high that they will not find my answers attractive. I define success as “life ... Read More »

Peace Versus Speed

Choosing Serenity Those Eastern folk fortunate enough to chase the sun in Florida often drive the high speed, car and truck filled I-95. I have often done that myself with fingers gripped on the steering wheel and anxious eyes weaving between the army of trucks. A Cape Cod pal suggested an alternative through the back roads of Pennsylvania/Viginia/ West Virginia ... Read More »

Father Daughter Survival

"Throughout the most difficult health challenges, Marsha was the lit candle that helped our family embrace spirit." Read More »

Great Team Work

Some dozen bubbling teenage girls waving signs for a carwash to support their school field hockey team — a golden invitation to drive in rather than drive by. When my place inline was #1, an apologetic teen asked me to roll my window down. She, sadly, told me they were “missing a nozzle” for the second hose and the wash ... Read More »


At 21st birthday of my grandson, a third year acting student in California. Guests included pals from high school who flew cross country and current classmates. Those college students each had an aura of “talent light” around them. Singing-dancing-improvisational acting–they shared talents with a brilliant shine. Set me thinking that everyone of us has an essence worthy of sharing. A ... Read More »

Door Closes, Door Opens

While sharing darkish lounge area at San Francisco hotel, chap across from me began an early morning chat. Told me he was ‘small boat builder’. Had started as engineer, Then became a major dealer sales rep for very large boat company. He designed and proposed a new small boat entry to their line and was turned down. He quit, rented ... Read More »