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 […]

Just Like Riding a Bike

We’ve all heard the saying “It’s just like riding a bike.” It refers to the concept that once you learn certain things, you never forget and the required skills will immediately or quickly come back to you when needed. While it’s a reality that certain things we learn will always […]

If Your Plate Is Full, Get More Plates

If you’re like me, you have two different experiences with plates. First, when it comes to actual plates and food, you tend to pile on too much (especially at the buffet) because it all looks so good. I fail to think about the fact that I can take smaller amounts […]

Love Leadership

Yes, you read it correctly – I said love leadership – and that’s what I’m inviting each of you to bring to every leadership role you have. Whether at work, with your team, in your family, in your relationships or in any organization, I’m suggesting that you embrace love leadership […]

Stop Shoulding on Yourself (and Others)©

If you know me, you know that I believe in the power of words to empower or disempower, especially the words we use about ourselves. You also know that I have given up a long list of words: can’t, try, someday, never, impossible, okay and busy. Well, it’s time to […]

The Seduction of Helpless© (adapted from Unmask: Let Go of Who You’re “Supposed” to Be & Unleash Your True Leader)

Who wants to be helpless? Anyone? Anyone? Let’s try a different question: Are you living in a largely helpless state by virtue of your choices? If you’re like most people, you just offered an emphatic “NO” to both of these questions, but I’m going to challenge you. Are you ready […]