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 […]
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 […]
Wow. It’s amazing the impact that one person can have. It’s easy to forget how powerful we all are. Single-handedly, we can inspire everyone around us, or take an entire team down in flames, I’ve witnessed both ends of the spectrum. When I first met the “down-in-flames” leader, she didn’t make eye contact with me, […]
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 […]
In a world with so much stimulus and in our businesses that require we pay attention to so many different things, the ability to focus the attention for those we lead is critical. They cannot read our minds. They need to know what we want them to see in order to see it.
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 […]
Stuff happens. When you’re working to accomplish big things and you’re coordinating a million moving parts to make it happen – as most companies are – you can expect that once in awhile things are going to fall through the cracks. Where the rubber meets the road is not at the point of the mistake, but […]