An Encouraging Word

A couple of years back a friend of mine gave me a memorial journal after my college roommate passed. It is a place to journal about those people that were closest to you who are no longer with you. It is a very cool gift. Yesterday was Mother’s Day. I found myself...

The Journey to True Belonging

I was looking for something to read last week on my vacation. I happened upon Brene  Brown’s book Braving the Wilderness. I first heard of Brene through her TED talk on October 6, 2010 on the power of vulnerability. I liked what I heard. Her book intrigued me. The...

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,...