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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 […]

What Impact Does Your Presence Have? (Part 2)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 | No 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 […]

What Impact Does Your Presence Have? (Part I)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 | 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 […]

What’s Your Thing?

Posted by on Jul 16, 2014 | No Comments

I talk too loud.  It’s been that thing I do that I wish I didn’t do for as long as I can remember.  From the time I started putting words together my mother would tell me, “Kimberly, modulate your voice.”  I think I am probably the only person on the planet who knew what the […]

Ummm…What Did You Say?

Posted by on Jul 15, 2014 | No Comments

Oh my gosh.  Night-before-last I did the parent-thing that I swore I’d never do.  My kiddo was talking a million miles an hour and I was….well yes, I was on Facebook…and according to witness testimony, I was nodding and smiling and responding to what he was telling me.  Ten minutes later my kiddo came back […]

Do You Listen?

Posted by on Jul 14, 2014 | No Comments

Early in my career I was idealistic, opinionated, and I’m pretty sure that my mouth’s filter was defective.  I remember sitting in meetings in my early 20′s, voicing my thoughts and ideas with abandon, not questioning how they might land.  I of course thought I was “right” about most everything, and wasn’t afraid to say […]

How Do You Hide?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 | No Comments

I’m always amazed at what my kiddo gives himself permission to do, when he’s hiding behind a mask.  My beautiful little boy put’s on a skeleton mask, and horrific sounds start emanating from his core as he wildly thrashes about trying to scare anyone in his path.   When he was really little, he would just […]

You Know that “Stuff Happens” Right?

Posted by on Jul 10, 2014 | No Comments

Yesterday I received an email from a potential business colleague profusely apologizing for having to reschedule our call.  Her child was sick, her normal sitter out of town, and she was home beating herself up for not being available. Last week there was a time-zone snafu with another call I had scheduled and the guy […]