Ode to Brene’ Brown

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 | No Comments

I absolutely love that the conversation around authenticity, connection, vulnerability, and courage are going more main stream!  Thank you, Brene’ for shining a light on these important topics! Four of  my favorite Brene’ Brown quotes: “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up […]

Ode to Brene’ Brown

Posted by on Aug 30, 2013 | No Comments

I absolutely love that the conversation around authenticity, connection, vulnerability, and courage are going more main stream!  Thank you, Brene’ for shining a light on these important topics! Four of  my favorite Brene’ Brown quotes: “Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It’s about the choice to show up […]

I Am the Decisive Element

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 | No Comments

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.  It is my personal approach that creates the climate.  It is my daily mood that makes the weather.  I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.  I can be a tool of torture or an instrument if inspiration; I can […]

I Am the Decisive Element

Posted by on Aug 29, 2013 | No Comments

“I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.  It is my personal approach that creates the climate.  It is my daily mood that makes the weather.  I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.  I can be a tool of torture or an instrument if inspiration; I can […]

The Impact Your Presence Can Have (Part 2)

Posted by on Aug 28, 2013 | 4 Comments

Yesterday I wrote about two very different leaders (you can catch up on that blog post here).  The first leader had the uncanny ability to disengage a room full of people managers in an instant.  The second leader invested about 30 minutes of his time to ignite a passion for growth, build trust, and plant […]

The Impact Your Presence Can Have (Part I)

Posted by on Aug 27, 2013 | One Comment

Awhile back I was leading sessions for small company that had recently been acquired by a large multinational based in France.  There were culture issues, communication issues, and because of the vast amount of change they were experiencing, fear and mistrust were rampant.  Overnight this small band of technical leaders that had proudly grown their […]

For the Sake of What?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2013 | 6 Comments

I’ve had the privilege to work with a lot of senior executives who have found themselves in transition.  Amazing men and women who have been in workforce 20 – 30 years, and for a multitude of reasons have found themselves, often for the first time in their careers, looking for “what’s next”. Most have accomplished […]

Capturing the Moment

Posted by on Aug 23, 2013 | One Comment

Last day of vacation.  This has been my view in the mornings, sitting on the deck writing my blog.  I sit here this morning, savoring the moment.  Such beauty.  I want to take it all in.  The salty-briny smell from the water infusing the air, the wind chimes tinkling in the breeze, how delicious hot […]

What Do You Stand For?

Posted by on Aug 22, 2013 | 6 Comments

Imagine that there is a big dart board about 30 feet in front of you.  You are blindfolded.  What are your chances of hitting the bullseye?  Unless you are a world-champion dart player, I suspect you might have difficulty. Now, imagine the same dart board looms in front of you and you take the blindfold […]

Sparking a Mountain of Motivation

Posted by on Aug 21, 2013 | 2 Comments

We hiked to the top of Mt. Battie today, just outside Camden, Maine (Goregeous!  If you ever get a chance, you really must go!) and I couldn’t help but think what a study in motivation it was .  (Look, if I’m going to be blogging while on vacation, I will find an insight ’round every […]