What’s Your Impact Awareness?

Previously, I’ve written about this leadership truth: Everything you do (or don’t do) and everything you say (or don’t say) has an impact, intended and unintended. Conscious and effective leaders constantly scan for and consider these impacts. The awareness and personal ownership of these impacts is a vital part of […]

You’re Not That Good (or Important)

You heard me: you’re not that good, and you’re not that important. Go on, get over yourself. Yes, I’m talking to you. You—the person who feels the need to control and hold on to things. You—the person who has a hard time delegating and handing off because you’re positive that […]

Leaders Decide

One of my critical roles as a transformational leadership coach is to identify leadership gaps and then (most important) to help leaders shift their thinking and their behaviors. A key step in this process is to arm leaders with awareness and clarity about the ways that they can communicate and […]

If Your Plate Is Full, Get More Plates

If you’re like me, you have two different experiences with plates. First, when it comes to actual plates and food, you tend to pile on too much (especially at the buffet) because it all looks so good. I fail to think about the fact that I can take smaller amounts […]

Attitude Reflects Leadership

I love movies. More important, I love the lessons that movies can teach us – if we’re open and ready to hear them. One of my favorite movies and certainly one of my very favorite sports related movies is Remember the Titans (2000), starring Denzel Washington as the African American […]

Start With the Center of the Circle©

I love when I learn something new or gain a new perspective on something, and that is precisely what happened this past week thanks to my dear friend, David Akers! David is an innovative entrepreneur, a deep thinker and a good question asker, and he often has a way of […]

What Filter Are You Using?©

Whether you have good vision or poor vision and whether you are required to wear prescription eyewear or not, I imagine that each of you has at one time had an eye examination. You know the drill … you look through a piece of equipment and the doctor adjusts the […]