Reframing Leadership

Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  As a result, we typically (and logically) tend to look for different things to do or different ways of doing things in order to change our outcomes. However, shifting your perspectiveabout a person, an issue or a challenge […]

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 […]

Truth or Rationalization?

TWhether you’re talking about a decision, a belief or a choice, it’s easy to fall into the trap of believing that your reasons for the decision, belief or choice are true. After all, it feels really good to do (or not do) things based upon the truth. However, there’s always the […]

Who Are You Mentoring?

Mentoring seems to be a hot topic these days, and it’s the subject of many conversations and blogs. Certainly, mentoring is critical and I’m a believer, but I wonder if the mentoring discussion is because of genuine concern or just the flavor of the month. The truth is that most […]

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 […]

What’s the Secret?

Actually, it shouldn’t be a secret – it should be openly and regularly shared. It should be one of the most important things that’s shared, but the reality is often otherwise. The “it” is what you think about a team member and their performance, especially if that team member reports […]

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 […]

Reflections on a Decade

February 9thmarked the 10 year anniversary of my business. It started as Think Again Coaching on February 9, 2009 and has now evolved into The Nischwitz Group. Ten years in business, which they say is a significant milestone. Here’s some information that I found: 20% of small businesses fail in […]