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.

How Do You Hide?

Posted by on Jul 11, 2014 | No Comments

I’m always amazed at what my kiddo gives himself permission to do, when he’s hiding behind a mask.  My beautiful little boy put’s on a skeleton mask, and horrific sounds start emanating from his core as he wildly thrashes about trying to scare anyone in his path.   When he was really little, he would just […]

Are You Bringing Your Best REAL You?

Posted by on May 29, 2014 | One Comment

  We’re all so good.  We’ve read all the books, and the Influencer posts, and the cute-quippy-quotes that make us think and reflect.  We’ve been ever-so-subtly-trained in how to play the game and win.  We know the right things to say.  We know how to talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk.  We’ve worked so hard to do what […]

How Can You Connect at Work?

Posted by on May 16, 2014 | No Comments

Last night, as I was surrounded by the beaming faces of the group that had just gone through OnStage together, we were talking about what had transpired over the course of the day and one person said, “Well, we really know each other now, and that’s a big change!” Yes.  It’s true.  They really knew […]

Surprised By Real?

Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 | 4 Comments

“You were so real!  You were exactly the way you sounded on the phone!” she exclaimed, seeming shocked by her discovery.  “Well…I guess that’s good, right?  I mean, I do teach authentic leadership, it would kind of be a problem if I wasn’t authentic, don’t you think?” We both stood there a bit dazed – […]

Give Us Something to Go On

Posted by on Sep 4, 2013 | 2 Comments

Several years ago I was working with a group of managers and their direct reports for a company in Chicago and one of the guys in the session filled with the direct reports told me he was angry that he had received a bonus.  As you might have been, I was a little surprised to […]