Hopping On the Blog Tour

Posted by on May 12, 2014 | 3 Comments

Last week my friend Hayley invited me to join a blog tour.  Now, perhaps I should be embarrassed to admit this to you, but I had no idea what a blog tour was (please don’t think less of me), so I Googled it.  It looks as if the term “blog tour” was originally associated with […]

Four Things to Combat Your Saber Tooth Tiger

Posted by on May 9, 2014 | No Comments

“Oh great!” you may be thinking, “Now I know (since you read yesterday’s blog post) that my presentation woes are due to saber-tooth tigers (you really should read yesterday’s post first), but now what???!” All is not lost my friend.  There are tools to deal with these things. Once you have identified what happens to […]

What’s Underneath?

Posted by on May 8, 2014 | One Comment

He stood up there, rigid and frightened, like a wild animal caught in my headlights on the highway.  His eyes were darting about, avoiding the audience all cost.  He kept wiping his hands on his pants, giving away his sweaty palms.  When he started to speak, he robotically read from his notes, as if being […]

How Can You Shift Your Focus?

Posted by on May 7, 2014 | No Comments

Have you ever noticed that when you’re truly focused on something and you’re giving it your full attention, that everything else seems to melt away?  It’s like it’s not even there. Both my boys (husband and kid) have the ability to hyper-focus, which is both an incredible gift and sometimes terribly annoying.  If they’re focused […]

What’s Your Mess to Own?

Posted by on May 6, 2014 | 2 Comments

One of the things that makes life both magical and complicated is that there is no such thing as a perfect human being.  Try as we might (and some of us are trying mightily), we mess up from time to time.  We react in the moment.  We say and do stupid things. It’s not just […]

What Would Change if You Could “Let it Go” at Work?

Posted by on May 5, 2014 | No Comments

As predicted, the song Let it Go has permeated my house.  My kiddo plays it incessantly, and being the catchy little tune that it is, both my husband and I find ourselves humming it out of the blue.  When I couldn’t sleep Friday night, the song replayed in my head over-and–over again, uncontrollably.  So rather […]

What Does Your Best Self Look Like?

Posted by on May 1, 2014 | One Comment

When do you see 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?  I think we catch glimpses of our best self – like ghosts – leaving us wondering “Was that […]

The Magic Key for Success

Posted by on Apr 21, 2014 | No Comments

Have you ever had one of those days when you’ve worked really hard and have given it all you’ve got, and you’re left totally wiped out but happy? My hope for all of us is that we have more days like this.  Days that leave us realizing that the “good life” is about investing your […]

The Power of Focused Feedback

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014 | No Comments

You would think that by now we would have all developed amazing mind-reading skills, but that’s clearly not the case.  In order for us to really understand what someone wants and needs from us, we usually need it to be said out loud or we’ll assume all is good.  And for caring leaders this can […]

Fighting Incongruencies

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 | No Comments

People talk about the “terrible twos”, but there was nothing terrible about “two” for our family.  Two was easy.  Jeremy would joyfully do whatever we asked.  He would eat what we put in front of him.  Pick up his toys without argument or complaint.  We were his heroes.  Then he started to develop free will. […]