Discipline

The Coach is In… Discipline The other day I received an inquiry about conducting an ‘all day’ (my emphasis) workshop on the advantages of discipline in leadership. My first thought was, “Oh my gosh an entire day on discipline? Yuk.” I calmed down and decided to have a...

You Don’t Have a Message, You Are the Message

The Coach is In… You Don’t Have a Message, You Are the Message I first heard this quote many years ago from the sponsor of Father Leo, a priest who was also a recovering alcoholic. It was part of a 12-Step program for teens that I was participating in as part of my...

Is It In the Knowing or in The Now

The Coach is In… Is It In the Knowing or in The Now? My good friend gifted me with a book by Thomas Merton (1915 – 1968), Conjectures of an Innocent Bystander. In the forward by Thomas Moore, Moore states, “Merton can urge us away from information for its own sake or...

Motivation: What We Choose…or Not

The Coach is In… Motivation: What We Choose…or Not I was having a ‘check in’ call with my virtual assistant and she asked me if I was having any trouble with motivation, as in, “Am I doing what I want to be doing?” The simple answer was “Yes.” I went on to describe...

The Life We Live

  The Coach is In… “Don’t be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don’t have to live forever; you just have to live.”  – Natalie Babbitt   The Life We Live I have two male friends who are dying. Both have dementia. When you love someone,...

Leadership Attributes in Trying Times

“These are the times that try men’s souls.”    – Thomas Paine   The end of 2021. Wow. The end of this year feels very different from last year. Is that true for you? What does the end of this year and a look into next year feel like for you? For me, it is...