Posts by Michael Sherlock

Transformation…One Bite at a Time

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I swear, I only ate three. Yesterday I had the pleasure of leading the first of three interactive sessions with the Emerging Leaders group within National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). I often only get an hour or two with groups. Never enough to see transformation. Knowing I get to…

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Our Inner Peace

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I’ve lost my owner. How will she/he make it through the day without me? When I was very young I used to steal my mom’s silk slips and carry them around with me, pressed against my cheek while I sucked my thumb. Needless to say, my mother didn’t find this…

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A Love Match

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Is your new hire the right match? Last night at a networking event a gentleman asked me how to hire the right sales person. Wow. That is a loaded question. First, let me admit that I have made some bad hires in my career. Thankfully I have made many more…

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Can You Have Your Cake AND Eat It Too?

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: What is perfection? When my son was young I wanted to be the perfect mother. Each Spring a version of this cake adorned a magazine, and I always intended to make it. There seemed to be an inherent message that if I made it, it was physical proof that I…

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The Squirrel Ate My Homework

Thoughts From the Coffee Table: The squirrels did it. Over the last week my neighbor has been lamenting the squirrels who have been digging up the peas she planted on her deck. Each day I get new messages of frustration, and I have to admit that I didn’t really give her much sympathy. It didn’t…

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