What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

With her head cocked to the side and her eyes fixed on some mysterious spot on the floor, I couldn’t tell if she was annoyed or just indifferent, but it was clear that she was not a happy person at that moment. I will never forget how Julia appeared in my session that morning, waiting to […]

Do You Really Want to Influence?

Posted by on Nov 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

When I met Jessica*, I was immediately struck by her passion and clarity.  She was a woman on a mission!  She could see that her company was committed to doing things the way they had always been done, and that was causing the best-and-the-brightest to jump ship.  As she explained it, people were leaving because they wanted 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 […]

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 […]

How’s Life in Your Bubble?

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve spent more time in my head, since I’ve moved to NY and I don’t think I’m alone in that.  I remember when I first moved here I was like an open vessel, absorbing input with all my senses.  It was so exciting!  And so exhausting.  I would come home from the city and be […]

How Will You Show Up?

Posted by on Sep 15, 2014 | No Comments

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 […]

Can You Set a New Course?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sometimes our biggest lessons come from the most uncomfortable situations.  One of the reasons having clarity about what I stand for has been helpful, is that it’s made it possible for me course-correct when I find myself reacting to situations instead of bringing my best.  As those of you fabulous human beings who read my blog regularly know, my Super […]

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 […]

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 […]