Initiating Courage at Work

Posted by on Oct 31, 2014 | No Comments

  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 […]

Giving Compounded

Posted by on Jul 8, 2014 | No Comments

I can hear him and picture him, as if he were in the room with me, “You’ve gotta give, give, give before you get, get, get!” I can’t help but smile when I think of Gary Rifkin.  My whole person lights up.  Gary embodies these words, borrowed from Joe Charbonneau.  They are words he lives […]

You Can’t Hide From You

Posted by on Jul 7, 2014 | No Comments

It was a day I’ll never forget.  During my morning “zen time” I had been reading Nathaniel Brandon”s, The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem: The Definitive Work on Self-Esteem by the Leading Pioneer in the Field – I think it was around 2003 (it was definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” since) […]

The Purpose of Life

Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 | No Comments

“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life.” Last night my little family of three sat down together to watch the new release of The Secret Life of Walter Mitty and, while it was met […]

Your Internal Warning System

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 | 5 Comments

Last Friday, as I was leaving one meeting and heading to the next, I ducked into Barnes and Noble for a quick respite (my feet were killing me as I had been a bit overly-ambitious with my city walking) when my husband called and asked me to run a quick errand for him.  It shouldn’t […]

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 […]

Becoming You

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 | 6 Comments

I remember when I was in college, I used to always wish I had a crystal ball.  I wanted to know what my future would bring.  I wanted to know what mistakes to avoid.  I wanted to find the right path. For years, I took a backseat in the design of my own life.  I […]

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 […]

The Bridge to Courage

Posted by on Nov 19, 2013 | 4 Comments

When I was growing up we lived about 10 miles out town (I was a country mouse) and I rode my bike everywhere.  I thought nothing of pedaling the 7 miles each way to my best friend’s house to hang out, after her family moved closer to town.  I did what a kid had to […]

Setting a New Course

Posted by on Oct 18, 2013 | No Comments

One of the reasons having clarity about what I stand for has been helpful, is that it makes 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 Objective (what drives me as […]