On a Quest For Flexibility

Posted by on Jan 26, 2015 | No Comments

What’s coming up for me this morning, as I sit down to write, knowing that a 30-year storm is aiming itself at my corner of the world, is that flexibility is not my strength.  I would love to tell you that I’m great at being flexible – but alas, that would be a big fat fib, so […]

Are You Boxing Yourself In?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | No Comments

Last week I was talking with an OnStage participant originally from the UK and we got to talking about how people seemed to make decisions about who he was and what he was like as soon as he opened his mouth to speak.  They’d hear his accent and *snap* – decide.  And last night I […]

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 […]

Enhancing Your Sense of Control

Posted by on Apr 30, 2014 | 2 Comments

Yesterday, about 9:30am, I had settled into my work-rhythm when all of the sudden my entire computer froze.  Nothing was happening.  I forced a shutdown, made myself a cup of tea, and rebooted the darn thing.  All was going as expected until I went to open Outlook…some strange message telling me to “rebuild (my) database” […]

The Descent Into Madness

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 | No Comments

There are things in life that we can control and things in life that we can’t control.  Forgetting this is the definition of madness.  I’ve discovered today that trying to escape New York during winter break with a monstrous storm on the way is a great way to test this theory.  There is no shortage […]

Initiating Courage

Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 | One Comment

There’s so much discussion out there in the business-article-world about “initiative”.  How do leaders get people to take more “initiative”? While there seems to be a lot of finger-pointing at different generations and gnashing-of-teeth in frustration, I’m not sure that getting people to take initiative solves everything.  The flipside has its challenges too. For me […]