No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

Posted by on Sep 12, 2016 | No Comments
No Commitment, No Trust, No Results (Are You “That Guy”?)

I have a friend and colleague who always asks to get together. Great guy. Fun. Interesting. It’s always enjoyable to see him. We eagerly schedule something. Without fail, he either cancels or has to reschedule. He routinely schedules other things during the time we’ve planned to meet. It could be that he’s just disorganized. It […]

Are You Having the Impact You Want to Have?

Posted by on Oct 12, 2015 | No Comments

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, […]

What Kind of Leader Do You Want to Be?

Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 | 2 Comments

With her head cocked to the side and her eyes fixed on some mysterious spot on the floor, I couldn’t tell if she was annoyed or just indifferent, but it was clear that she was not a happy person at that moment. I will never forget how Julia appeared in my session that morning, waiting to […]

Are You Living Up To Your Potential?

Posted by on Sep 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

  “A sobering thought:  what if, right at this very moment, I am living up to my full potential?”    – Jane Wagner It’s confounding.  How one can spend so much energy learning and growing and trying to be better, only to realize you’ve hardly scratched the surface – that you’ve still a ton of […]

Can You Set a New Course?

Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 | 2 Comments

Sometimes our biggest lessons come from the most uncomfortable situations.  One of the reasons having clarity about what I stand for has been helpful, is that it’s made it possible for me course-correct when I find myself reacting to situations instead of bringing my best.  As those of you fabulous human beings who read my blog regularly know, my Super […]

How Can You Think Creatively to Make an Impact?

Posted by on Jul 1, 2014 | No Comments

What seems like a lifetime ago, in the summer of 2001, I got one of those crazy ideas. For those of you who know me, you know that this is not terribly unusual. I was in Seattle, running my corporate events company, Impression Events, and I found this breathtaking spot at the foot of Mt. […]

How Can You Achieve Results That Matter?

Posted by on Jun 2, 2014 | One Comment

I never thought I’d ever-in-a-million-years hear myself say this, but I loved my doctor’s appointment last Friday.  It’s a weird experience to love something you’ve always dreaded.  It left me feeling a bit confused.  I had always known what to expect and now I don’t.  And I think that’s the one of the greatest gifts […]

Your Internal Warning System

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 | 5 Comments

Last Friday, as I was leaving one meeting and heading to the next, I ducked into Barnes and Noble for a quick respite (my feet were killing me as I had been a bit overly-ambitious with my city walking) when my husband called and asked me to run a quick errand for him.  It shouldn’t […]

Designing Productivity

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 | No Comments

Such a productive day!  I’ve been knocking things off the list all day long and it feels great!  But it’s been interesting to stand outside myself and observe.  What I noticed is that the more to-do-focused I am, the less creative I seem to be.  I suspected that I wasn’t alone in this, so I […]

Conducting Results

Posted by on Jun 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

There are only a few truly extraordinary leaders out there. Leaders people want to give their very best. These leaders, they’re carelessly putting their passion out there for all to see. People can’t help but gawk and stare. We try to anaesthetize ourselves, to no avail. They’re magnetic. And people would follow them anywhere. I […]