Being a “leader” doesn’t necessarily mean you have “leadership.” In this video, I explain the difference.Continue Reading →
In card magic, there are a number of secret moves, or “sleights,” that all self-respecting magicians must master. I still remember spending hours, days, and weeks practicing maneuvers like the side pass, the Elmsley count, the glide, and many others. I got fairly good, although my professional magician friends can run circles around me. I was a pretty good amateur, but I was never a master.Continue Reading →
Those of you who are familiar with the magnificent physical specimen that I have become will find this difficult to believe, but in high school I was a band geek. That’s right. Conestoga Valley High School, marching band, drum section. While the cool guys were running up and down the field getting touchdowns and girls, I was marching up and down the field in spats. Envious, aren’t you?
So being one of the drummers in the marching band was not exactly ...Continue Reading →
Can you be both the leader of, and an equal member of, a work team?
For those of you who are scratching your heads and saying, “What the hell is he talking about?” let me explain.
For 15 years I was the executive producer of a sketch comedy TV show called Almost Live! But for ...Continue Reading →
A friend of mine recently asked me if I could sit in on keyboards with his band for an upcoming gig. I have the night available, so I said sure. A few nights ago I went to a rehearsal so I could meet the other guys in the band and get a feel for the music.
It could have gone better.
Oh, it wasn’t bad, mind you. But it could have gone better. They didn’t show me a set list or any ...Continue Reading →