Adios, Mr. Ego!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2015 | No Comments

As my son’s fourth grade year comes to a close, I sit bewildered at the passage of time.  Wasn’t it just yesterday that he was Davy Crockett?  I smile, thinking back… “To be honest, mom” said my then-third-grader, from the back seat of the car, “I’m not crazy about the book we’re reading aloud. It’s Davy […]

You’re Not “All That”

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 | 6 Comments

To be an authentic leader requires that you pay attention to the impact you’re having. You may be good at what you do, but that doesn’t make you “better than”.

Bye-Bye, Mr. Ego!

Posted by on May 14, 2014 | One Comment

Yesterday in the car, my nine-year-old son, Jeremy, was telling me about their read-aloud unit in class (3rd grade).  They’ve each been assigned to be a character in a book and they’re reading it aloud in groups.  “To be honest, mom, I’m not crazy about the book – we’re reading Davy Crockett.  But I get […]

Are You the Person They Think You Are?

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 | 3 Comments

Have you ever met someone who was totally different than you thought they’d be?  Maybe you’d known them in a past-life, like back in high school, many, many moons ago.  Maybe you’d known them in a different context, like you had worked together and now you’re seeing them socially for the first time.  Maybe you […]

Leaping Into Safety

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 | No Comments

As I explored in yesterday’s post, I believe that one of the greatest gifts a leader can bring is to make is safe for the people they lead to soar.  As I marinated on the subject, and started to trace my best and worst versions of myself through time, I came to realize that I […]

Over-reacting? Maybe It’s a Sign…

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Argh.  I hate it when things don’t go my way!  Yesterday I wanted to get a basic prescription re-filled – one I’ve had re-filled dozens of times, and nothing seemed to go right.  One place didn’t have it it  – it would take days to order.  I trekked to another place – they didn’t have […]

What’s Your “Exception”?

Posted by on Aug 5, 2013 | 2 Comments

For me, there’s no question that “exception is the enemy of discipline”.  A little rice with my Japanese food at lunch, leads to pasta and bread…and yes, cookies at dinner – and death to my no-carb diet.  One month I don’t get my newsletter out, and then I don’t get it out.  And don’t get […]

You’re Not “All That”

Posted by on Aug 2, 2013 | 6 Comments

I had lunch with an old friend of mine yesterday, an actor who has been successfully working his craft for the past 20 years.  He’s done movies, TV, Broadway, lots of regional theatre.  When you consider that only about 2% of actors make a living wage, he’s done extraordinarily well for himself.  I couldn’t help […]

Choosing Your Hats

Posted by on Aug 1, 2013 | No Comments

Like all of you, I wear a million different hats.  Business owner.  Teacher.  Coach.  Consultant.  Mother.  Wife.  Sister.  Daughter.  Friend.  I treasure my hats.  I would like to think that how I define what it means to wear each hat determines the actions I take – how I spend my life.  On a perfect day, […]

What Does Your Mask Look Like?

Posted by on Jul 31, 2013 | No Comments

I’m always amazed at what my kiddo gives himself permission to do, when he’s hiding behind a mask.  My beautiful little boy put’s on a skeleton mask, and horrific sounds start emanating from his core as he wildly thrashes about trying to scare anyone in his path.   When he was really little, he would just […]