The Art of ‘CAREfronting’ Difficult Co-Workers

There comes a day in every business professional’s career when he feels the need to abandon the good manners his momma taught him and tell his difficult co-worker where to shove it.

For me, this was one of those days.

My colleague — let’s call him “Billy the Difficult One” — was operating the camera while I interviewed the organizers of an art gallery for a TV segment. Since I was new to production at the time, my manager requested that Billy also give me tips on filming along the way. Continue reading “The Art of ‘CAREfronting’ Difficult Co-Workers”

A Father’s Heart

I recently had heart-to-heart conversations with three teenage clients about their fathers. I found it interesting that, though they don’t know each other or come from the same part of the country, they shared a common theme: they struggle with the hurt of not feeling loved by their fathers. I have also communicated with some of their fathers and learned they struggle with wanting to connect to their daughters but don’t know how. Human beings are the one species on this planet that die without this significant need: emotional connection.

In my years of counseling the men who were brave enough to enter my office and engage with me, I have come to a deeper understanding and appreciation for a man’s heart, especially when he is a father. Continue reading “A Father’s Heart”