The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do

Posted by on Sep 22, 2014 | No Comments

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. — Ken Robinson This sounds good.  It sounds like the right answer.  Yet giving ourself permission – or our employees permission – to be possibly be wrong is incredibly difficult to do. It’s scary to put yourself out there with the […]

What’s the Price You’re Paying?

Posted by on Aug 27, 2014 | No Comments

I’ve spent a great deal of the time working with some extraordinary emerging leaders and I can’t help but feel optimistic about the direction we’re heading in, if they are our future.  The only thing that concerns me is that many of them haven’t cultivated a belief in themselves that will take them where I know […]

Baby Steps

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 | One Comment

It never ceases to amaze me, how when I look out over the panorama of my life, the biggest obstacles around are those that I’ve put there myself.  It’s almost as if I’ve driven a 4×4 jeep through my muddy pot-holed-filled journey, erecting ‘do-not-enter‘ signs every few yards.  I’m not alone in this unwitting-self-sabbotage, hundreds […]

Making an Impact in 2014

Posted by on Dec 31, 2013 | One Comment

  Yep.  There it is.  That butterflies-in-the-stomach-feeling (yes I know…breath…wiggle my toes…connect…).  Deep breath… Much better. One of the things I know about myself is that when I make a promise to others, I keep it.  When I make a promise to myself, I often find a way to wiggle out it.  Most of the […]

Leaping Into Safety

Posted by on Dec 27, 2013 | No Comments

As I explored in yesterday’s post, I believe that one of the greatest gifts a leader can bring is to make is safe for the people they lead to soar.  As I marinated on the subject, and started to trace my best and worst versions of myself through time, I came to realize that I […]

Playing it Safe

Posted by on Nov 1, 2013 | One Comment

If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you’ll never come up with anything original. — Ken Robinson This sounds good.  It sounds like the right answer.  And we know there’s truth in Sir Ken’s statement, and yet giving permission to ourselves and our employees to be possibly be wrong is incredibly difficult to do. It’s […]