Deacon Michael

October 6, 2014

3 Things a New Manager Must Manage

I recently revisited a voice mail that my group’s senior manager had left me, just after my promotion from consultant to consulting manager, congratulating me on […]
September 16, 2014

The Order of the Arrow: Centuries of Service

In 1915, at a scout camp near Philadelphia, a young camp director founded an honor society of honor campers and leaders in boy scouting. For years, from that […]
April 3, 2014

Ad Jesum per Mariam

In the last week, I have received a calling to a new responsibility that honors and humbles me greatly. Our local Catholic parishes have been fostering […]
December 5, 2013

eCommerce, circa late 2013

I’ve worked in the Internet and digital marketing world since 1997, and my clients and my team’s clients have been almost exclusively retailers for the last […]
October 4, 2013

Learning Marketing at a Radio Station

There’s the old quote and book, “All I Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten,” and it’s a bit tempting to say “All I needed to […]
April 28, 2013

10 Things I (Re)Learned on a Weekend Campout with my Oldest Son

Growing up, I was extremely involved in boy scouting. I worked on our council camp staff for 9 summers, helped lead or at least worked at […]
January 15, 2013

Vision & Execution

January 15, 2013

My $1 Million Idea for Marriott (#74)

Upon embarking into 2013, I resolved to write at least one Blog post each week. So far, I’ve been fulfilling this in my own mind with […]
January 1, 2013

Amazing Grace

I’m pretty sure it wasn’t a coincidence the other day, but was instead a Sign, when two things happened at the same time: A recording of […]