Stop Being Lazy

“Who me,” you say? “I’m not lazy.” Well, I’m specifically referring to a particular form of laziness – the laziness inherent when you say some version of “that’s just the way I am.” I don’t buy it. My eyes are brown, by hair is gray (mostly now) and my height […]

Leadership Comes from the Heart

If you’ve heard me speak on leadership, you know that I have four foundational elements of transformational leadership: Leadership is a choice; Leadership is inside out; Leadership comes from the heart; and Leadership is a matter of life (not just business) These concepts are sometimes difficult to explain (and understand) […]

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 […]

Ask For What You Want

For those of you who have had kids, you’ll remember hearing this phrase over and over from your children: “I want ___________.” Every time we went to the store, my sons always wanted something and they would ask over and over and over. I don’t specifically remember, but I’m guessing […]

Secret to Stress Reduction

What if the secret to stress reduction is the elimination of a single phrase from your vocabulary? I have discovered the single phrase that I believe has the most negative impact on your emotional well-being and which is the greatest cause of stress in your life – a single phrase […]

Which Wolf Will You Feed?

Which wolf, you say? You may be wondering if you’ve mistakenly stumbled upon a re-telling of Little Red Riding Hood, but fear not – you’re right where you’re supposed to be. Yes, I am talking about wolves, but these wolves come from a traditional Cherokee story: An old Cherokee was […]

Born Leaders or Not?

There are so many topics upon which we debate, including the following: Chocolate vs. Vanilla Pepsi vs. Coke Tastes great vs. Less Filling (Miller Lite) Batman vs. Superman Star Wars vs. Star Trek Seinfeld vs. Friends Creation vs. Evolution The list goes on and on, but what about the “big” […]

Don’t Wait for Time – Claim It!

You’ve experienced it before – you’re finishing up a significant project (at work or at home), finishing up school, stepping off of a board or otherwise freeing up time. You’re excited about no longer having to invest the time that you have been on whatever you’ve been engaged with. You’re […]

What’s Your Single Standard of Conduct?

Today’s reality is that people want to believe that they can maintain and even promote two different personas – most often, one for personal life and one for professional. I’ve always maintained that there is no such thing – that there’s one you and that the core of you shows […]

Will You Be the One?

Are you the one? Are you the one to change things for the better or the different? Are you the one to changes things with your company, with your team, with your organization or with a community effort? Are you the one that’s going to change or heal that relationship […]