Just Stop

(Excerpt from my soon-to-be-published book, Just One Step: The Journey to Your Unstoppable You) I literally limped into Santiago de Compostela and synchronistically connected with my friend Mark LeBlanc in a small hotel. After a very welcome hot shower, Mark and I journeyed into Santiago for a lovely dinner. We […]

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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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 […]

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 […]

Five Keys for Great Meetings, Part 5: Who Owns It and What’s Next

This week I’m wrapping up the five-part series on creating more engaging, meaningful, effective and impactful meetings through these five keys: 1.   Start and Finish on Time 2.   Be Clear on the Question (or Agenda) 3.   Don’t Solve Problems (other than the problem that’s the focus of the meeting) 4.   Finish with “What Did […]

Five Keys for Great Meetings, Part 4: What Did We Decide?

This week I’m continuing with the five-part series on creating more engaging, meaningful, effective and impactful meetings through these five keys: 1.   Start and Finish on Time 2.   Be Clear on the Question (or Agenda) 3.   Don’t Solve Problems (other than the problem that’s the focus of the meeting) 4.   Finish with “What Did […]

Five Keys for Great Meetings, Part 3: Problem Solving

This week I’m continuing with the five-part series on creating more engaging, meaningful, effective and impactful meetings through these five keys: 1.   Start and Finish on Time 2.   Be Clear on the Question (or Agenda) 3.   Don’t Solve Problems (other than the problem that’s the focus of the meeting) 4.   Finish with “What Did […]