Are You Committed? Really?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 | No Comments

  We went to satisfy nostalgic curiosity.  Having grown up in the 80’s, even though we were raised on opposite ends of the country, my husband and I share memories of big hair, Van Halen, and the Lake Placid Olympics.  So when we found ourselves in upstate NY a few years ago, we seized the […]

Do You Have the Courage to Lead?

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 | No Comments

I’ve lost track of the number of conversations I’ve had recently around the tough business environment we’re all facing. Companies are having to do more with less; small businesses are suffering; entrepreneurs are casting off dreams; government and education are cutting programs; non-profits have lost their funding; and the number of extraordinarily talented individuals in […]

How Focused is Your Feedback?

Posted by on May 4, 2015 | 2 Comments

In a world with so much stimulus and in our businesses that require we pay attention to so many different things, the ability to focus the attention for those we lead is critical. They cannot read our minds. They need to know what we want them to see in order to see it.

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”.

Do You Trust Yourself?

Posted by on Apr 1, 2015 | 4 Comments

She stood up there, poised and professional.  Her impressive background, the ivy league schools and a fancy title with a Fortune 500, seemed to go with the expensive pantsuit she was wearing – like Garanimals, everything matched (did I just date myself?).  Her presentation was articulate and well constructed – very controlled – with just […]

Perfection vs. Connection

Posted by on Jan 12, 2015 | 3 Comments

We work so hard to get it right.  We agonize over our PowerPoint slides.  We ensure that our data is rock-solid.  We polish our pitch.  Some of us are even lucky enough to have an entire communications team tirelessly crafting our messaging to hit every point and refute every argument, collectively aiming for perfection.  Yet… […]

You Can Be a Positive Force

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014 | No Comments

There are people who show up in our lives and change us for the better.  We often don’t realize it when it’s happening, and we sometimes don’t appreciate it when we do.  They shape who we are and who we will become.  They don’t mean to have such a big impact – they’re just doing […]

Making it Safe to Soar

Posted by on Dec 8, 2014 | No Comments

“(He’s given us) a stable ground to fly from.  To just jump off.  To feel…because you need feel that that kind of freedom.  Because we’re all very nervous – to put our selves out there.  But there’s a safety required to soar  as much as you might.  And without that safety you’re hesitant.   You don’t go […]

The Greatest Gift You Can Give

Posted by on Dec 2, 2014 | 2 Comments

As I was responding to an email from my kiddo’s teacher recently, I reflected on how incredibly fortunate we are to have such a talented, caring, and invested woman educating our son this year.  “Thank you for investing yourself in my son.” I wrote back to her.  “It matters.  It’s made a difference to him.  He’s […]

Your Reason to Give Thanks

Posted by on Nov 25, 2014 | No Comments

As we prepare to enter the Turkey-Day-fray, I’m remembering my kiddo’s first official Thanksgiving.  Since my mother set the feast-bar pretty high in my family, prepping for a holiday meal is a lot like preparing for the Pope, or Brad Pitt, or Oprah, or whoever-else you might have picked when you played the game “If […]