No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 | No Comments
No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

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 […]

Are You a Leader Who Plays it Safe?

Posted by on May 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
Are You a Leader Who Plays it Safe?

If we want people to invest their emotional energy, we need to put more skin in the game.

What Are YOU Doing?

Posted by on Jun 11, 2014 | No Comments

Oh yes, the Universe works in mysterious ways!  It seems that I am destined to learn from myself, as today’s re-posted post is exactly what I needed to read as I work on this book project of mine…! Click here to read today’s re-posted post:  Put Yourself on the Line and Dance Okay!  Get real […]

Keeping You in the Loop

Posted by on Jun 10, 2014 | No Comments

Hello! I just wanted to loop you in on what’s happening on this end. As many of you might remember, I boldly declared that “this is the year for the book” on December 31st, and what I realize is that blogging-daily is cutting into my ability to deliver on that goal. Soooo….here’s what’s going to happen… […]

Who Do You Want To Be?

Posted by on Jun 3, 2014 | No Comments

I find myself  very contemplative this morning.  Re-reading yesterday’s blog sparked an uncomfortable memory that warrants some time to consider. In late January I do what I do every January – start setting up the annual doctors’ appointments to ensure that my clan is healthy for the year.  I never really give it much thought […]

How Committed Are You?

Posted by on May 20, 2014 | One Comment

We attended the most beautiful wedding this weekend at the Boston Public Library.  As I sat there in the glorious courtyard listening to the most joyous woman I’ve ever seen officiating the ceremony and watching my friends embark on their journey together, I thought about what it means “to commit”.  For real. One of the […]

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 […]

Commitment Without Guarantees

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 | One Comment

Last night I had the privilege of teaching Authentic Influence for SMU’s Certificate of Leadership program, and while the session is only three hours long, at the end I was wiped.  While the group responded quickly when I asked questions, with very thoughtful answers,  they were much quieter than I had anticipated.   After reading all […]

Curiosity – The Gateway to Understanding

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 | No Comments

Last night, when I jumped on Twitter for the first time in ages, as I was scrolling down the list of articles I passed one tweeted by the Huffington Post that read, “Why you should NEVER buy garlic in a jar”.   I kept scrolling.  I didn’t want to read it.  You see, I admittedly, buy […]

Combating Your Gravity Monster

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 | No Comments

You know how there are things that you know you should be doing, that you know work best for you, and yet you fight yourself to actually do what you know is right?  For some people that’s fast food – we know that a McDonald’s hamburger doesn’t qualify as healthy, and yet millions of people succumb […]