Category: Life

Happy Holidays from the Brunel Group

We are coming into the home stretch of another year. As I look back over 2015, three words come to mind: Grateful, Proud, Excited. I am GRATEFUL to you, my loyal readers, for allowing me to share my thoughts, advice, and experience with you through my blog articles. My highest hope is that I’ve been able to inspire and enable…

Missing My Mentor – The Sage Who Dropped the Keys

The small man Builds cages for everyone He knows. While the sage, Who has to duck his head When the moon is low, Keeps dropping keys all night long For the Beautiful Rowdy Prisoners – Hafiz If you’ve been fortunate enough in your life to have benefited from the influence, the teachings, the support of a remarkable mentor, then you…

Lessons from the Turtle on the Fence Post

A few weeks ago a friend I was having a conversation with reminded me that some of the expressions and concepts we use in the US are not easily understood by a non-US audience. It got me thinking about some of the expressions we use here in Texas. And wondering whether someone in another part of the US – say…

Are We Really So Different? ¿En Realidad Somos Tan Diferentes?

Very often we see and hear that any skills development strategy should consider the cultural differences between countries. Are we really so different that we need to develop specific skills for different regions? The skills needed in Mexico City, Memphis, and Montreal are exactly the same…it is the technique as to how you enable the skills that is different. Here…

Laws of The Land

There are certain fundamental truths/laws of the land that mean the same thing wherever you find gravity. These laws do not edit for good or bad. You can’t change these laws…they however can change you. 1) The law of income: Says you will be paid in direct proportion to the value you deliver according to the marketplace. I found this…

Intuitive & Counterintuitive

One time when I was in Montréal Québec a colleague I was working with said something so powerful…it made me take note. He said, “life is an echo”. What he said seemed intuitive yet after careful consideration it is very counterintuitive. Standing on a mountaintop yelling, “hello” and hearing it echo back is intuitive. The idea that the energy we…