No Place Like Home?

Most of us know the Wizard of Oz line and this scene by heart – Dorothy realizing that home was at the heart of it all, clicking her ruby slipper heels together and reciting “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!” One […]

Are You at a Shift Point?

If you’re my age or older, there’s a pretty good chance that at some point you learned to drive a manual transmission (aka a stick shift). It’s also likely that you’re familiar with terms like “3-on-the-tree” and “four on the floor.” If you’re younger than fifty, it’s less likely that […]

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 […]

Sometimes You Have to Really Change Things Up

If you’re like me, you sometimes get (or feel) stuck. Or perhaps you’re facing a particularly difficult personal, business or leadership challenge, and the traditional solutions don’t seem to be adequate for what you’re facing. Sometimes your problems or challenges require something more or different, perhaps significantly different. And sometimes […]

Owning Your 100%

I recently wrote a blog about the power and empowerment that comes with and from taking personal responsibility for everything in your life – 100% ownership over everything, all the time and in every situation. While I got several supportive comments on that post, I also received several challenges in […]

Leaders Are Safe

In Simon Sinek’s second book, Leaders Eat Last (Portfolio 2014), he offers this important perspective: “Leadership is about making people feel safe. When someone feels heard, they feel safe.” Carrying this concept to its logical conclusion, it’s also true that when someone does not feel heard, then they do not […]

In This Moment

If you know me, you know that I’m not a big fan of positive attitude, which to me means taking a bad situation or outcome and putting a positive “spin” on it. That’s why I struggle with the concept – it’s about spin, which to me is about faking it. […]

Peace on Earth?

You’ve heard it before, especially around the holidays – “peace on earth” (sometimes accompanied by “good will toward men”). This phrase is sometimes used to discuss the concept of world peace. If you’re like me, the concept of peace on earth or world peace can feel and seem overwhelming and […]

Thank God It’s Friday©

No, I’m not talking about the 1978 movie Thank God It’s Friday starring Donna Summer and Jeff Goldblum, although I have to admit that I did watch it and enjoyed it. But that was a time in my life when I was into disco (Can you say Dixie Electric Co.?). […]

It’s Not That Complicated©

Every morning I get a “Note from the Universe” courtesy of Mike Dooley (www.tut.com). This morning’s Note was as follows: Some people say life is hard. It is not. Some people say it’s easy. It is not. Some say it’s lonely, tricky, or a test. It is not. Life is […]