Are You Boxing Yourself In?

Posted by on May 21, 2014 | No Comments

Last week I was talking with an OnStage participant originally from the UK and we got to talking about how people seemed to make decisions about who he was and what he was like as soon as he opened his mouth to speak.  They’d hear his accent and *snap* – decide.  And last night I […]

Bye-Bye, Mr. Ego!

Posted by on May 14, 2014 | One Comment

Yesterday in the car, my nine-year-old son, Jeremy, was telling me about their read-aloud unit in class (3rd grade).  They’ve each been assigned to be a character in a book and they’re reading it aloud in groups.  “To be honest, mom, I’m not crazy about the book – we’re reading Davy Crockett.  But I get […]

What Would Change if You Could “Let it Go” at Work?

Posted by on May 5, 2014 | No Comments

As predicted, the song Let it Go has permeated my house.  My kiddo plays it incessantly, and being the catchy little tune that it is, both my husband and I find ourselves humming it out of the blue.  When I couldn’t sleep Friday night, the song replayed in my head over-and–over again, uncontrollably.  So rather […]

Redefining Power

Posted by on Apr 22, 2014 | No Comments

I heard the most horrible leadership story the other day and, quite frankly, it made me very sad.  As a subject matter expert, a friend of mine was invited to lead a session for a Fortune 500 Company.  It was a large group so they divided it into two – with a group of 30 […]

Is Meaning Getting in the Way?

Posted by on Feb 14, 2014 | 6 Comments

Have you ever thought about what determines the way you define yourself and the choices you make? I remember when I was in college studying theatre, the only career option that was discussed was becoming a professional actor.  Yes, I get that we were studying theatre, but in a profession in which only 2% of […]

Did You Say Something?

Posted by on Aug 9, 2013 | 8 Comments

Oh my gosh.  Night-before-last I did the parent-thing that I swore I’d never do.  My kiddo was talking a million miles an hour and I was….well yes, I was on Facebook…and according to witness testimony, I was nodding and smiling and responding to what he was telling me.  Ten minutes later my kiddo came back […]

Does Your Filter Work?

Posted by on Aug 8, 2013 | 5 Comments

Early in my career I was idealistic, opinionated, and I’m pretty sure that my mouth’s filter was defective.  I remember sitting in meetings in my early 20’s, voicing my thoughts and ideas with abandon, not questioning how they might land.  I of course thought I was “right” about most everything, and wasn’t afraid to say […]

What’s Your Purpose?

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 | No Comments

Hugo Cabret:  Everything has a purpose, clocks tell you the time, trains takes you to places. I’d imagine the whole world was one big machine. Machines never come with any extra parts, you know. They always come with the exact amount they need. So I figured if the entire world was one big machine… I […]

Super Objective Spotlight (Featuring Linda K. Brown)

Posted by on Aug 7, 2013 | No Comments

I think when I participated in the Onstage Leadership Program some years ago, the interesting and poignant term, “Super Objective” was not yet born. If it was, I don’t recall it, but what I do recall is no less than a ‘SUPER’ Objective; like being my authentic self, being vulnerable, really acknowledging and nurturing the […]

Over-reacting? Maybe It’s a Sign…

Posted by on Aug 6, 2013 | 3 Comments

Argh.  I hate it when things don’t go my way!  Yesterday I wanted to get a basic prescription re-filled – one I’ve had re-filled dozens of times, and nothing seemed to go right.  One place didn’t have it it  – it would take days to order.  I trekked to another place – they didn’t have […]