Learning Happens in the Present

If you’ve read or followed me for even a short time, you’ll know how much I believe in and embrace the power of being present – in the moment and in the now. As I’ve deepened my understanding and experience of the present, I’ve also learned some amazing things about […]

Culture Killers

Everyone’s talking about it, but few are building it. Everyone says they want it, but few are willing to commit to it. Everyone thinks they have it, but few actually do. Yes, I’m talking about culture – more specifically, a culture by design. One truth about culture is that unless […]

Level 5 Blind Spot

In 2001, Jim Collins published a book that went on to become a best seller (over four million copies) and is considered one of the most influential business books of our time. Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap… and Others Don’t (Harper Collins 2001) included a handful of […]

Beware Your Filters

No, not coffee filters—people and message filters. We like to think that we are thoughtful and discerning in our responses and with our reactions (or lack thereof). However, the reality is that we typically react to people, situations and communication based upon the filters through which we experience everything, which […]

What Did You Make It Mean?

I’ve written on this topic before, but the recent United Airlines fiasco has brought it back front and center for me, and hopefully for you. The concept is simple – whatever reactions I have (or you have) to people or situations, especially emotional reactions, are based upon what I make […]

Seven Questions that Will Transform Your Life

Yes, that’s what I said – questions that will transform your life, and also your business and relationships. Why so confident, you ask? First, because I believe in the power of questions – well-framed questions – to elicit more impactful solutions and to heighten awareness. Second, because the brilliant philosopher […]

The Trap of False Truths©

Riddle me this: When is the truth not the truth? Answer: When I am talking to myself. If you’re thinking that this riddle is not funny, you’re right – but it is true. We are so focused  on what we believe is true (and often it is), that we miss […]

Stop Trying to Figure It Out©

Earlier this week, I shared the following Daily Wake Up Call: “Stop trying to figure things out. Your ‘figuring’ brain likely created the problem or obstacle you’re trying to solve.” While this concept is very clear in my mind, I received many responses from people saying that they didn’t understand […]