Thankful for Leaders of Leaders

Posted by on Nov 23, 2015 | No Comments

There are people in my life that make me want to be a better person.  They’re not perfect.  They too have grumpy days, bad hair days, self-doubting days.  They too are incredibly human, with all that entails.  But they are the leaders of leaders.  They step up when nobody else does, without being asked.  They […]

Bridging Courage

Posted by on Nov 16, 2015 | 2 Comments

When I was growing up we lived about 10 miles out town (I was a country mouse) and I rode my bike everywhere.  I thought nothing of pedaling the 7 miles each way to my best friend’s house to hang out, when her family moved closer to town.  I did what a kid had to do […]

Are You Committed? Really?

Posted by on Nov 2, 2015 | No Comments

  We went to satisfy nostalgic curiosity.  Having grown up in the 80’s, even though we were raised on opposite ends of the country, my husband and I share memories of big hair, Van Halen, and the Lake Placid Olympics.  So when we found ourselves in upstate NY a few years ago, we seized the […]

How’s Your Filter?

Posted by on Oct 28, 2015 | No 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 […]

More Than Meets the Eye

Posted by on Oct 19, 2015 | No Comments

Every time I lead a session of OnStage Leadership, I’m always astounded by the stories my participants share.  Stories of resilience, endurance, courage, tolerance, patience, heartache, loneliness, regret.  Of a hunger for learning, of kindnesses received, of self discovery.  Stories filled with heroes and villains.  Of joy and pain.  Of wins and losses. So many […]

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, […]

Real Out of the Box Thinking

Posted by on Oct 5, 2015 | No Comments

We love to put things in a box.  It helps us makes sense of it, to know where it fits.  We sort and index and define without even realize we’re doing it. This is “good” – this is “bad”. This “will work” – this “won’t work”. This “fits here” – this “fits there”. But in a world […]

When to Say “When”

Posted by on Sep 14, 2015 | 2 Comments

There are days that I would love to have a clone.  Today is one of those days.  As evening approaches and I realized that I had not yet written a post, the sinking awareness that I should accept the fact that today’s blog may not be “all that” hit me.  And then I thought…I bet many […]

Ask Yourself, “What If…?”

Posted by on Sep 8, 2015 | No Comments

I’m always amazed at how transferable my theatre degree has turned out to be in the world of work. I never imagined that it would serve me as as it has and give me tools that I use daily in my personal and business practices. One acting technique that has become the foundation for everything […]

Are You Feeling Lucky?

Posted by on Aug 31, 2015 | No Comments

We’ve all had them. Those insane days where nothing seems to go as planned.  Your alarm doesn’t go off when it’s supposed to.  You miss your flight.  Your connecting flight is over-booked.  You get lost.  An hour has been added to your already too-long trek to your destination.  You’re low blood-sugar, have a headache, and […]