The Challenge to Influence

Posted by on Nov 21, 2016 | No Comments
The Challenge to Influence

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’d always been done, and it was causing the best-and-the-brightest to jump ship.  As she explained it, people were leaving because they wanted to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Who Are Your Anti-Busy-Buddies?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 | No Comments

“I wish I could” she said,  “I never have time for lunch.  It’s crazy-busy here.  Always.” “Oh I hear ya!  This is the first time I’ve come up for air in weeks!” I replied, feeling like I had to somehow justify the unfilled gap in my day. As a culture we wear our overwhelm like […]

How’s Your Filter?

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 | 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 […]

More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 | 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 […]

Are You a Finger-Pointer?

Posted by on Sep 28, 2015 | No Comments

It’s impossible to escape these days, all the finger-pointing going on.  Social Media is flooded with it.  Traditional media is flooded with it.  It’s become our modus operandi as a culture.  If you post a good rant, you’re rewarded with thousands of likes and followers, ratings go up, so ranting has become the cool thing […]

When to Say “When”

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

There are days that I would love to have a clone.  Today is one of those days.  As evening approaches and I realized that I had not yet written a post, the sinking awareness that I should accept the fact that today’s blog may not be “all that” hit me.  And then I thought…I bet many […]

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | No Comments

We’ve all had them. Those insane days where nothing seems to go as planned.  Your alarm doesn’t go off when it’s supposed to.  You miss your flight.  Your connecting flight is over-booked.  You get lost.  An hour has been added to your already too-long trek to your destination.  You’re low blood-sugar, have a headache, and […]

Let’s Draft!

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 | No Comments

I love the concept of “drafting”.  My husband Tim has done multiple long-distance bike rides and ever since I learned about drafting I’ve been fascinated by it.  To draft, there has to be someone leading – you cannot draft alone.  The riders following the leader of the pack use the leader’s energy to cut the […]