Every time I lead a session of OnStage Leadership, I’m always astounded by the stories my participants share. Stories of resilience, endurance, courage, tolerance, patience, heartache, loneliness, regret. Of a hunger for learning, of kindnesses received, of self discovery. Stories filled with heroes and villains. Of joy and pain. Of wins and losses. So many […]
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 inspire everyone around us, or take an entire team down in flames, I’ve witnessed both ends of the spectrum. When I first met the “down-in-flames” leader, she didn’t make eye contact with me, […]
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 (I think it was around 2003, when I was living in Seattle – definitely before my kiddo was born, as there hasn’t been much “zen” since). Having just finished a chapter about the “Practice […]
Yesterday I received an email from a potential business colleague profusely apologizing for having to reschedule our call. Her child was sick, her normal sitter out of town, and she was home beating herself up for not being available. Last week there was a time-zone snafu with another call I had scheduled and the guy […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]