Would You Rather Be Right or Effective?

Nancy (not her real name) was bright, inquisitive, and a little reticent when we first met. We met as part of my coaching assignment for her company. They were investing in emotional intelligence development for their senior staff. Nancy was the CFO. Nancy had...

Be Impeccable With Your Word

The Coach is In… Be Impeccable With Your Word Impeccability means, “without sin.” It comes from the Latin, pecatus which means “sin.” The “im” means without. For purposes here we will use some Toltec wisdom and define “sin” as anything we feel or believe that goes...

Contemplation

The Coach is In… “If there were a little more silence, if we all kept quiet…maybe we could understand something.” ― Federico Fellini I spend time talking to leaders, or emerging leaders, about the behaviors of leadership.  One of the things that we discuss is...

Forgiveness

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Louis B. Smedes Forgiveness I have been reflecting on forgiveness. Periodically in my life I find myself revisiting this topic, either because I am seeking forgiveness,...

The ‘Vocation’ of My Life – Part 2

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” — Pablo Picasso  The ‘Vocation’ of My Life – Part 2 In my September blog, we explored the question of “how did I come to my life’s calling” and “what is my life calling me to do?”  This entry...

Our Light and Darkness

“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Our Light and Darkness This past week I was victim of...