Shake Regularly

Excerpt from my soon to be published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You I love snow globes, especially the metaphor they offer us regarding leadership and life. No matter how long or how often you shake a snow globe, things quickly go back to normal, and […]

I Could Never

How often do you say some version of “I could never ….?” I know that I hear it regularly. I just completed my annual trip with my Dad – this time it was for 9 days out west and included an Amtrak train ride, 2,500 miles of driving (roughly the […]

Join Me for a Unique Personal Retreat Experience

We all know about snow globes — they’re beautiful, pristine and tranquil, AND the magic ONLY happens when you shake them up! This is your opportunity to shake the snow globe of your life, and Jeff Nischwitz will be with you all the way. Are you looking for change in your life, […]

A Few Good Questions

I’m writing this blog while taking a high speed ferry from the Island of Santorini, Greece to Athens, Greece, where I’ll be speaking and exploring over the next five days. This most recent business and travel experience and adventure has given me extended time and opportunity to ponder and contemplate […]

The Paradox of I’ll Do It

I define paradox as two opposing or seemingly conflicting views, ideas or perspectives that actually co-exist, and I’ve found that paradox (and the willingness to embrace the reality of paradox) is critical to navigating your life generally and your leadership specifically. Today, I want to talk about the paradox of […]

It’s Not Cliché If You’re Doing It©

Several years ago a friend told me about a “game” to play at conferences, during workshops, and in meetings. The game was called Bulls**t Bingo and it involved listening for overused terms, phrases and words that overpopulate business conversations, including “think outside the box”, “real-time”, “on the same page”, “integration”, […]

Choosing to Stay Awake©

When you have an awakening or wake up moment, it may slip away from you. Your old stories may be so engrained or your wounds so deep and painful that you consciously go back to sleep. We are all masters at rationalizations, so we may just rationalize the moment away […]

Time to Tell the Truth©

I always fancied myself to be a fairly honest person, or so I thought. However, my understanding of what it means to be honest was deeply flawed, primarily because I always thought of the need to be honest as being about someone else – I need to be honest with […]

Accelerating into 2014 with 3 Critical Questions©

It’s December – time to assess 2013 and plan for 2014. Leaders and organizations everywhere are contemplating how 2013 went and what to do in 2014. Strategy sessions are being planned, retreats are being held and review sessions are being facilitated, all with a goal to do better in the […]

Just One Starfish©

For some reason, we call Thanksgiving through the end of December the season of giving. Frankly, I don’t understand it and I don’t like it. Don’t get me wrong, I love giving and I’m a big believer in the power of giving to create magic and to change things for […]