How lucky are you?

Posted by on May 25, 2011 | 5 Comments

We’ve all had them. Those insane days where nothing seems to go as planned.  Your alarm doesn’t go off when it’s supposed to.  You miss your flight.  Your connecting flight is over-booked.  You get lost.  An hour has been added to your already too-long trek to your destination.  You’re low blood-sugar, have a headache, and […]

What’s In It for Them?

Posted by on Feb 23, 2011 | 7 Comments

If you’ve been in the professional world, corporate or otherwise, for any length of time, you’ve heard about the importance of communicating benefits.  You may have taken a class in it – or maybe even taught the class, for that matter.  Communicating Benefits is one of those basic block and tackling skills that rarely get […]

Conscious Impact

Posted by on Jan 26, 2011 | 3 Comments

Can you believe that it’s the end of January already?  I was telling a dear friend of mine in an email not long ago that I feel as if I’m on a run-away train lately.  So much going on!  So many balls in the air!  I’ve been so focused on  knockin’ things off the list […]

A Freshly Minted Holiday

Posted by on Dec 15, 2010 | 7 Comments

One favorite acting-term, from my theatre-days, that I still like to apply in my life is called “fresh minting”.  The term “fresh minting” means experiencing something you’ve done or said before as if it’s the very first time. Last weekend, as Perry Como’s rich baritone voice filled our rental car with The Little Drummer Boy […]

Leaders of Leaders

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 | 6 Comments

There are people in my life that make me want to be a better person.  They’re not perfect.  They too have grumpy days, bad hair days, self-doubting days.  They too are incredibly human, with all that entails.  But they are the leaders of leaders.  They step up when nobody else does, without being asked.  They […]

Leaders of Leaders

Posted by on Nov 29, 2010 | No Comments

There are people in my life that make me want to be a better person.  They’re not perfect.  They too have grumpy days, bad hair days, self-doubting days.  They too are incredibly human, with all that entails.  But they are the leaders of leaders.  They step up when nobody else does, without being asked.  They […]

What impact do YOU want to make?

Posted by on Oct 23, 2010 | 3 Comments

Wow. It’s amazing the impact that one person can have. It’s easy to forget how powerful we all are. Single-handedly, we can take an entire team down in flames, or inspire thousands worldwide to believe in themselves and make a positive difference in their world.  I’ve witnessed both ends of the spectrum. When I first […]

What do you see?

Posted by on Sep 8, 2010 | One Comment

The past three and a half years have been a huge revelation for me.  In March of 2006 we moved from Seattle to Dallas, and with our move came growing pains.  Seattle and Dallas are very different cities with very different cultures.  I had lived in Seattle for 15 years.  Made dear friends.  Did some […]

The Courage to Lead

Posted by on Aug 5, 2010 | 3 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 […]

Conducting Results

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

There are only a few truly extraordinary leaders out there. Leaders people want to give their very best. These leaders, they’re carelessly putting their passion out there for all to see. People can’t help but gawk and stare. We try to anaesthetize ourselves, to no avail. They’re magnetic. And people would follow them anywhere. I […]