Do You Appreciate the Greatness in Others?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016 | No Comments
Do You Appreciate the Greatness in Others?

It’s almost comical. I had written to applaud my amazing experience at Alvin and Friends last weekend, and he had commented to thank me for my piece, and in doing so we both prospered. I find this to be true time and time again. Some of my greatest relationships – both business and personal – have flourished […]

No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 | No Comments
No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

I have a friend and colleague who always asks to get together. Great guy. Fun. Interesting. It’s always enjoyable to see him. We eagerly schedule something. Without fail, he either cancels or has to reschedule. He routinely schedules other things during the time we’ve planned to meet. It could be that he’s just disorganized. It […]

Building a Brave Community

Posted by on Aug 1, 2016 | No Comments
Building a Brave Community

The one unifying characteristic of everyone who commits to showing up as their best, most authentic, and powerful self, is their bravery.

The Responsibility of Brave

Posted by on Jun 27, 2016 | 2 Comments
The Responsibility of Brave

My kiddo just graduated from the 5th grade, and while in my day that wasn’t a big deal, for these 10 and 11 year-olds, it’s a huge rite-of-passage.  As I think about his next chapter, I have but one hope; that he is brave. I guess it’s all in how you define it, isn’t it?  The […]

Are Your Fences a Barrier Brave?

Posted by on May 31, 2016 | No Comments
Are Your Fences a Barrier Brave?

I don’t know about you, but I find that my biggest barriers to brave are often of my own making.  I suspect I’m not alone. As it turns out, there are a lot of chickens out there running around trying to escape their fences, as illustrated in the fun and macabre film, Chicken Run. Chicken Run is an […]

Where Do You Find the Reflection of Your Best Self?

Posted by on May 23, 2016 | No Comments
Where Do You Find the Reflection of Your Best Self?

Where do you find the reflection of your best self?  When you look in the mirror?  Can we actually see our best self, or is “being your best” just an aspirational thing?  Would you know it if you saw it? Where do you find the reflection of your best self? What I find most often when I look […]

How Can Your Attention Make a Difference?

Posted by on May 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

It was a beautiful thing.  She brought such complete attention, that in her presence I could see his confidence expand.  He stood taller.  He played with more passion.  It was as if she had the power to light him up from within. This past weekend, as my kiddo was reacquainted with his keyboard and asked […]

A Leader’s Most Important Job

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 | One Comment

On the first day of my son’s Spring break, I woke up to 3 inches of snow.  Everything was blanketed in white, electrified by the morning sun.  By lunchtime it was gone, as if it were a mirage. Could it be that all transformation is similar?  That one day we’re one way – believing we’re capable of […]

Could You Be So Right It’s Hurting You?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 | No Comments

I woke up this morning to little snowflakes on my windshield.  SNOW!  Apparently New York didn’t get the ‘it’s Spring” memo.  When I saw the snow I immediately felt grumpy and, after 2 or 3 minutes of pouting, I realized I have a choice.  I can choose to stay grumpy and let it ruin my mood […]

Authentic Buy-in

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 | No Comments

If you’ve been in the professional world, corporate or otherwise, for any length of time, you’ve heard about the importance of communicating benefits.  Communicating Benefits is one of those basic block and tackling skills that rarely get taught in high school, or even college for that matter (like balancing a checkbook – what’s with that?), […]