The Epitome of an Authentic Leader

Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 | 3 Comments
The Epitome of an Authentic Leader

What kind of leadership makes for good business?

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.

Could You Be So Right It’s Hurting You?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2016 | No Comments

I woke up this morning to little snowflakes on my windshield.  SNOW!  Apparently New York didn’t get the ‘it’s Spring” memo.  When I saw the snow I immediately felt grumpy and, after 2 or 3 minutes of pouting, I realized I have a choice.  I can choose to stay grumpy and let it ruin my mood […]

How Can You Anchor Yourself?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2016 | 2 Comments

T.S. Elliott once wisely said, “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.”  As I wriggle back into “normalcy” after vacation adventures in Puerto Rico, I find that I’ve a whole new appreciation for this place I […]

Commitment Without Guarantees

Posted by on Apr 20, 2015 | 4 Comments

Last week I had the privilege of teaching Authentic Influence for SMU’s Certificate of Leadership program, and it brought back my previous experience teaching there, after which I was reminded of a huge lesson. While the session is only three hours long, the last time I taught there I was wiped.  Even though the group responded quickly when I asked questions, with […]

What Are Your Super-Powers?

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 | No Comments

One of the things I love most about my work is that I get a chance to help people see and appreciate their natural talents.   When we’re too close to something, sometimes it’s hard to see (and that’s getting less metaphorical and more literal for me the older I get).  We don’t see the things […]

How Are You…Really?

Posted by on Oct 1, 2014 | No Comments

“How are you?” “How’s it going?” If you’re hangin’ out in the US, you’ll hear these greetings all day long, from colleagues, friends, clients, the checker at the grocery store, your kid’s teacher, the mailman, the guy making your latte at Starbucks – that’s just what we say to each other in this country. Do […]

Are You Living Up To Your Potential?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

  “A sobering thought:  what if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?”    – Jane Wagner It’s confounding.  How one can spend so much energy learning and growing and trying to be better, only to realize you’ve hardly scratched the surface – that you’ve still a ton of […]

Got Juice?

Posted by on Sep 3, 2014 | 2 Comments

People ask me all the time how I ended up doing what I do.  After all, leading programs that infuse theatre tools into leadership training isn’t something you usually find in a career guide.  It’s not a major you can sign up for in college.  It’s not an industry category.  It’s its own thing.  I’ve definitely taken the […]

What’s the Price You’re Paying?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve spent a great deal of the time working with some extraordinary emerging leaders and I can’t help but feel optimistic about the direction we’re heading in, if they are our future.  The only thing that concerns me is that many of them haven’t cultivated a belief in themselves that will take them where I know […]