Happy Anniversary OnStage Facebook Page!

Posted by on Aug 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

It occurred to me yesterday that the anniversary of the OnStage Leadership Facebook page came and went without any great fanfare on my part. It was just a little over one year ago that I launched the page and I remember feeling rather blue a week later, when we only had 36 “Likes”.  Thanks to you, […]

What Impact Does Your Presence Have? (Part 2)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2014 | No Comments

Yesterday I wrote about two very different leaders (you can catch up on that blog post here).  The first leader had the uncanny ability to disengage a room full of people managers in an instant.  The second leader invested about 30 minutes of his time to ignite a passion for growth, build trust, and plant […]

What Impact Does Your Presence Have? (Part I)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 | One Comment

Awhile back I was leading sessions for small company that had recently been acquired by a large multinational based in France.  There were culture issues, communication issues, and because of the vast amount of change they were experiencing, fear and mistrust were rampant.  Overnight this small band of technical leaders that had proudly grown their […]

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) […]

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 […]

The Madness of Compliance

Posted by on Apr 1, 2014 | No Comments

“Deferred to, agreed with, acquiesced in, who can flourish on such a daily diet of compliance?” the doctor asks. “To be curbed, stood up to, in a word thwarted, exercises the character, elasticates the spirit, makes it more pliant. It’s the want of such exercise that makes rulers rigid.”        – The Madness of King George […]

Not Just Child’s Play

Posted by on Mar 28, 2014 | No Comments

Being a mom for a nine-year-old is the best.  Last night, after dinner, we were treated to “family surprise night”.  Jeremy turned off all the lights, strategically placed his lantern above his Hot Wheels race track, placed big fluffy pillows track-side, and then, having created tickets, ushered my husband and I to our seats for […]

What Others are Saying…The Heart of Engagement

Posted by on May 4, 2010 | No Comments

Mike Cook, author of Thrive – Standing on Your Own Two Feet in a Borderless World attended OnStage Leadership this past week in Seattle.  I felt pretty spoiled having Mike as a participant, as it was I, three and a half years ago, who first reached out to him after reading his book.   I […]