Are You Listening?

(Excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) My question to you is simple – are you listening? So much (too much) of our lives are consumed with thinking about things and trying to figure things out, but I’ve learned that this rarely gets […]

Watch Over Your Snow Globe (Excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) Last week I shared my perspective on the metaphor of snow globes – specifically, the need to regularly shake your snow globe to avoid settling. This week I want to address […]

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A Tolerance Process

Earlier this year, I wrote about the role and impact of tolerance in your leadership (and life), offering this truth: “Your leadership, your culture, your relationships and your impact are not defined by what you preach, but by what and who you tolerate.” Since first sharing this perspective over a year […]

Don’t Take It Personally

Last week I wrote about phrases that pay and one phrase that doesn’t pay (“Do you have a minute?”). To remind you, it’s important to create or discover phrases that pay – simple phrases that are so clear, rich and recognizable that they pay great dividends for the brands they […]

Phrases That Don’t Pay

PIn the marketing, branding and speaking world, we talk about the concept of creating phrases that pay – simple phrases that are so clear, rich and recognizable that they pay great dividends for the brands they are associated with. Here are a couple of examples of phrases that pay: Just […]

Mind the Gap

If you’ve ever ridden the London Underground, you’ve heard this phrase over and over – mind the gap – which relates to the gap between the train doors and the station floor. The message is repeated over and over and over on the trains – right before every stop, at the stop […]

I Want to Be Present, But …

II know that many of you want to be and live more present, and it’s a terrific goal. However, the reality is that there are many obstacles to being present in each moment, and we must face these obstacles head on if we are going to have any hope of […]

Are You In The Arena?

AThanks to Brené Brown, I was recently introduced to Teddy Roosevelt’s famous 1910 speech about the man in the arena: “It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The […]

Communication and Commitment

CWhen it comes to communication as leaders and team members, we have six different ways of “communicating” about things we want to do or accomplish, but only one of these choices is a clear commitment that invokes personal integrity and accountability. This is also true when it comes to personal […]