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Are your words and actions out of whack?

Are your words and actions out of whack?

"I tell my team all the time how great they are," one leader recently told me. Yet, I knew from conversations with her team members that they felt their leader did not see them as competent and did not trust them with high-level work. While she said how great they...

Do your conversations build or damage?

Do your conversations build or damage?

Every conversation is an opportunity to build a relationship or damage one. This is a point we often share in our leadership programs and a principle that comes up with most coaching clients as well. Many of us spend a large portion of our day speaking with other...

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...

Six steps to success in an interim role

Six steps to success in an interim role

There were two times I recall being in interim roles during my career. One went really well, and the other was a disaster. There are many reasons why people end up being an Interim (fill in the blank Title), but usually it stems from a boss resigning or leaving the...

The importance of a quiet mind

The importance of a quiet mind

I was in a yoga class recently, and the instructor shared a quote from the Buddha. "When the mind is quiet, the Universe surrenders." It stayed with me. I see it in my clients. I see it in my colleagues, family members, and friends. I see it in myself. The racing mind...

One of the secrets of a happy life

One of the secrets of a happy life

“One of the secrets of a happy life is continuous small treats.” ~Iris Murdoch Life is a series of moments. Of a “now.” And a “now.” And a “now.” We can get so caught up in the future we’re aiming for – the project that needs to be completed, the presentation next...

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