Initiating Courage at Work

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 | No Comments

  There’s so much discussion out there in the business-article-world about “initiative”.  How do leaders get people to take more “initiative”? While there seems to be a lot of finger-pointing at different generations and gnashing-of-teeth in frustration, I’m not sure that getting people to take initiative solves everything.  The flipside has its challenges too. For […]

Are You Powerfully Free?

Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 | No Comments

I will never forget the first time I traveled to Japan for work, as it changed the way I saw the world and myself in it.  At the tender age of 24, I knew it was going to be an adventure.  It sounded like a cool thing to do.  So exotic.  Having grown up in […]

Are You Powerful or Just Jerky?

Posted by on Oct 27, 2014 | 3 Comments

Have you ever done something that, immediately following, you get that icky “that-wasn’t-my-best-me” feeling?  I recently I got it, and I’m still questioning what I shoulda/coulda done differently. We’ve been in NY for about a couple of years now but I still feel like I’m learning the ropes.  Things happen fast here.  You need to […]

To Teach and To Learn

Posted by on Oct 23, 2014 | No Comments

One of the things that leaves me feeling grateful about about the work I get to do is that I learn as much from my participants as they do from me.  Dr. Carol Dweck, in her book  Mindset:  The New Psychology of Success, beautifully reminds us how critical cultivating a love of learning is to our success […]

There is Power in Writing it Down

Posted by on Oct 13, 2014 | No Comments

I’m a believer in the power of writing down your goals and dreams – to putting language to vision.  And yet…I’m not always as consistent or mindful about it as I’d like to be.  I get busy.  Taking the time to write everything down seems like an extra step – when I could just dive […]

Be the Bridge to Courage

Posted by on Oct 8, 2014 | No Comments

When I was growing up we lived about 10 miles out town (I was a country mouse) and I rode my bike everywhere.  I thought nothing of pedaling the 7 miles each way to my best friend’s house to hang out, after her family moved closer to town.  I did what a kid had to […]

Maybe It’s Time To Accept It

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014 | No Comments

Accept it.  The arts have much to teach the world of business.  One of the most brain-opening, situation-altering, idea-launching tools on the planet – truly the holy grail for all things creative – for ideation and problem-solving – can be summed up in two sacred little words from the world of Improv:  “Yes, and…” Imagine […]

Reclaiming Your Hero

Posted by on Oct 3, 2014 | No Comments

When I was a little girl I wanted to be Julie Andrews playing Maria Von Trapp.  It’s true.  A bit embarrassing, but true.  I didn’t want to be Maria Von Trapp – the real woman was a stranger to me.  I didn’t want to be Julie Andrews, because to me, she was Maria (whoever this […]

How Are You…Really?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 | No Comments

“How are you?” “How’s it going?” If you’re hangin’ out in the US, you’ll hear these greetings all day long, from colleagues, friends, clients, the checker at the grocery store, your kid’s teacher, the mailman, the guy making your latte at Starbucks – that’s just what we say to each other in this country. Do […]