Celebrating Imperfection

Posted by on Sep 30, 2013 | 3 Comments

Last week, a friend of mine received a snarky comment about a grammatical error on her blog that sent her reeling.  This friend of mine is likely one of the nicest people on the planet.  She’s gentle and kind and, as a massage therapist/life coach, spends her life helping others feel better.  Being mean to […]

The Gift of Appreciation

Posted by on Sep 27, 2013 | 4 Comments

For those of who who read my blog daily (thank you!), you know that my parents have been visiting this week.  What a wonderful week!  We’ve done a city tour, spent time at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, saw a Broadway show (their first), and last night, when it’s hard to imagine life getting any […]

Playing Full Out

Posted by on Sep 26, 2013 | No Comments

There are moments in time that touch us so deeply that they reinforce the essence of what it means to be human.   Yesterday I had the privilege of seeing Once, the musical, on Broadway and that was how I felt.  It was glorious.  I had seen the indie film years ago, and have been a […]

Sitting With the White Noise

Posted by on Sep 25, 2013 | No Comments

I woke up this morning in a bit of a panic, realizing that I had nothing to say for today’s blog.  It reminded me of our TV’s when I was little that would turn to white noise after the networks shut down at midnight.  (Did I just date myself?)  Everything just went blank. I find […]

Journey Toward Leadership

Posted by on Sep 24, 2013 | One Comment

What a wonderful experience it is, to meet someone who is passionate about their job.  Their energy and enthusiasm is almost contagious.  They make you feel special in their midst.  That’s how I felt yesterday around Hemu, the manager over at the Gray Line Sightseeing Tours in NYC.  Special. Hemu had spent a great deal […]

Keeping Commitments to Yourself

Posted by on Sep 23, 2013 | One Comment

  Such fun!  My folks are visiting NY for the first time since we’ve moved here and we’re having a ball.  Yesterday was apple picking in Westchester County and today we’re off to the city to explore.  If I had a “normal” job, I would likely take the week off, wanting to soak up all […]

Clearing Out the Clutter

Posted by on Sep 20, 2013 | No Comments

So I’m a pretty organized person in my work life.  I ran an events company for five years and now a leadership company, both requiring a lot of attention to detail and I usually hit the mark.  I’m organized in all but one place – my office.  My office is notoriously a wreck.  Since I […]

Courage to Be Your Best Self

Posted by on Sep 19, 2013 | No Comments

“Courage is the price that Life extracts for granting peace.”  – Amelia Earhart I love this quote.  I think it’s so true, and yet it’s so not what our instincts lead us to believe.  We think that by playing it safe, by keeping our cards close to our chest, by trying to be what we […]

Are You Playin’ It Safe?

Posted by on Sep 18, 2013 | 7 Comments

I’ve spent a great deal of the time in the classroom over the past few weeks working with some extraordinary emerging leaders.  I can’t help but feel optimistic about the direction we’re heading in, if they are our future, and yet, many of them haven’t cultivated a belief in themselves that will take them where […]

Making Purpose Visible

Posted by on Sep 17, 2013 | 5 Comments

In OnStage Leadership-language, we call “Purpose” your “Super Objective”.  A Super Objective is what you care about most deeply.  What you stand for.  What drives you.  It’s your purpose set in active language.  Thus, it puts you on an active path. I was on a conference call yesterday and one of the leaders on the […]