Motivation is an internal job

Motivation is an internal job

“You can take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” ~Jeanette Rankin We know how others should act. We know what they need to do. We know, often without a shadow of doubt, the best plans for their future and personal development. The...
Motivation is an internal job

Motivation is an internal job

“You can take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” ~Jeanette Rankin We know how others should act. We know what they need to do. We know, often without a shadow of doubt, the best plans for their future and personal development. The...
Five simple ways to find (or create) inspiration

Five simple ways to find (or create) inspiration

Autumn is a time of year when some of us are more excited and inspired to jump into action and aim for our goals. The start of the “school year” still gets some of us going. This is my usual frame of mind. It’s also the time of year when some of us shut down, or want...
Be present to today

Be present to today

“It is good to have an end to journey towards; but it is the journey that matters in the end.” ~Ursula LeGuin One of my former colleagues is extremely focused on getting his next promotion. Every time we speak, that is the main topic of conversation. On its face,...
Can bad bosses be saved?

Can bad bosses be saved?

Often we assume poor leaders and bad bosses are hopelessly stuck in their worst behaviors. Yet a recent post, Bad Leaders Can Change Their Spots, at HBR.org shares research that shows that, with clear developmental focus, the lowest-rated leaders can show significant...