A Freshly Minted Holiday

Posted by on Dec 20, 2016 | No Comments
A Freshly Minted Holiday

One favorite acting-term, from my theatre-days of yore, is “fresh minting”.  The term “fresh minting” means experiencing something you’ve done or said before, as if it’s the very first time. “Fresh minting” means experiencing something you’ve done or said before, as if it’s the very first time. Every year as we trim our tree, and […]

Leaders, Do They Want to Follow You?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2016 | 2 Comments
Leaders, Do They Want to Follow You?

After spending a significant amount of time in both the theatre-world and the corporate-world, the thing that continues to strike me as odd is how much the two worlds are alike. Old Billy Shakespeare said a long time ago, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” He nailed it. […]

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.

A Leader’s Most Important Job

Posted by on Apr 18, 2016 | One Comment

On the first day of my son’s Spring break, I woke up to 3 inches of snow.  Everything was blanketed in white, electrified by the morning sun.  By lunchtime it was gone, as if it were a mirage. Could it be that all transformation is similar?  That one day we’re one way – believing we’re capable of […]

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 […]

Authentic Buy-in

Posted by on Mar 14, 2016 | No 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.  Communicating Benefits is one of those basic block and tackling skills that rarely get taught in high school, or even college for that matter (like balancing a checkbook – what’s with that?), […]

Who Are Your Anti-Busy-Buddies?

Posted by on Mar 1, 2016 | No Comments

“I wish I could” she said,  “I never have time for lunch.  It’s crazy-busy here.  Always.” “Oh I hear ya!  This is the first time I’ve come up for air in weeks!” I replied, feeling like I had to somehow justify the unfilled gap in my day. As a culture we wear our overwhelm like […]

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 […]

The Comparison Trap

Posted by on Feb 15, 2016 | One Comment

There are some days that, try as you might, you cannot escape being human.  And even though you know, logically, that “everybody’s got their somethin”, it’s still easy to fall into that comparison trap. You know the one.  Remember the last time you saw somebody who seemed to have it all?  You look at them […]

Making it Safe to Say What’s Real

Posted by on Feb 8, 2016 | No Comments

“How are you?” “How’s it going?” If you’re spending time 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 any […]