We often encounter clients who resist trying out new behaviors because they are concerned about not appearing “authentic”. The word authentic has been used so much in leadership circles without being accurately defined, so here’s an approach that we suggest. Authenticity starts with defining “who” you really are. We know that you are not just […]
I just heard Seth Godin speak about his new book “The Dip“. His book isn’t really about quitting, but about building mastery, but part of the path to mastery is about knowing when to quit. As an expert at quitting, or rather designing my own career path, I thought I’d add my thoughts about how […]
We are taught from a young age that achieving specific milestones of success – getting good grades, getting into a great college, having a prestigious career, having a certain amount of money saved, living in the right house or neighborhood, marrying the right person, having talented or well-behaved kids…. etc, will make us happy. The […]
Vision is the core of motivation, power and success. How can you create yours?
What are you thankful for?
In the coaching world, we talk about environmental design as a way of enhancing and facilitating change and development. What that really means is that change is easier when the environment you live and work in supports the change. Have you ever been to a training where you learned about a new exciting tool and […]
In times of change, people tend to flail. All of us get a little less focused, a little more distracted, and find it harder to set and keep priorities. We describe ourselves as “crazy busy” or overwhelmed. Fearless leaders notice this in themselves and their organizations, and work hard to create clarity and calm […]
In my line of work, I get up close and personal with the people running businesses, starting businesses and growing businesses. I have tremendous respect for the entrepreneurial spirit that motivates people to take the personal and financial risks associated with starting a business, and I love my clients. They inspire me, they teach me, […]
A key step in becoming the person you were meant to be is discovering more clearly who you are and what you value. Slowing down and understanding the values you hold most dear can help you make better choices and evaluate what values are being honored or violated in any given situation. You can then begin to make choices that help honor your values and feel more fulfilled.