Are You Stopping You?

Posted by on Aug 29, 2014 | One Comment

I was delighted to see a friend’s Facebook post last week that read:  “You know you’ve grown when: a spelling error in your newsletter (that you just sent out!) no longer makes you want to crawl into a dark hole!! Yay Me!!!!!   This same friend, a year ago, had received a snarky comment about a grammatical error […]

What’s the Price You’re Paying?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve spent a great deal of the time working with some extraordinary emerging leaders and I can’t help but feel optimistic about the direction we’re heading in, if they are our future.  The only thing that concerns me is that many of them haven’t cultivated a belief in themselves that will take them where I know […]

What Are You Focusing On?

Posted by on Aug 26, 2014 | No Comments

You know how here are moments in your life that are frozen in time – that no matter how many years pass, the movie in your mind keeps the memory in full color, with every detail preserved, to be replayed in an instant?  There was a moment…a lifetime ago, that I will never forget. So […]

We’re More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 | No Comments

Every time I lead a session of OnStage Leadership, I’m always astounded by the stories my participants share.  Stories of resilience, endurance, courage, tolerance, patience, heartache, loneliness, regret.  Of a hunger for learning, of kindnesses received, of self discovery.  Stories filled with heroes and villains.  Of joy and pain.  Of wins and losses. So many […]

How Do You Handle the “Stuff”?

Posted by on Aug 21, 2014 | No Comments

Stuff happens.  When you’re working to accomplish big things and you’re coordinating a million moving parts to make it happen – as most companies are – you can expect that once in awhile things are going to fall through the cracks.  Where the rubber meets the road is not at the point of the mistake, but […]

Have You Had Enough?

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 | No Comments

As summer starts to to wind down, the retail world is buzzing with back-to-school sales and offers.  Soon, our kids will be starting the next chapter in their education.  I find myself waiting in nervous anticipation  to see what fourth grade has in store for my little man. I’m struck by how committed we are as a society […]

You Can Transform Too

Posted by on Aug 11, 2014 | No Comments

Last night I was looking at my kiddos beat-up shoes, and realized that it’s time for our annual trip to REI.  Given that he’s a nine-year-old-boy, we need something fairly indestructible, so shoes are one of the few things for which I set aside my thrifty ways. It’s funny how certain things can bring up vivid memories […]

Happy Anniversary OnStage Facebook Page!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

It occurred to me yesterday that the anniversary of the OnStage Leadership Facebook page came and went without any great fanfare on my part. It was just a little over one year ago that I launched the page and I remember feeling rather blue a week later, when we only had 36 “Likes”.  Thanks to you, […]

Do They Know You Care?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 | No Comments

Several years ago I was working with a group of managers and their direct reports for a company in Chicago and one of the guys in the session filled with the direct reports told me he was angry that he had received a bonus.  As you might have been, I was a little surprised to […]