Humor

As much as I talk about leadership and personal development, there is one subject that I don’t write much about – humor. It has been an integral part of my life and my work. I have found that a well-timed humorous comment can often be just what the situation needs to...

Road to Independence and Responsibility

The Coach is In… Raising confident, independent, and happy children requires us to give up the amount we do for them and help them to be more self-responsible and accountable. This past weekend I experienced my daughter going through the process of finding the...

What Is Your Intention…

The other day I was thinking about the legacy of the life I live. Actually, I was thinking about my mother, father, and brother’s legacy in my life. I always come away from these thoughts with gratitude for the people I come from. This time was no exception. At about...

Reconciliation

Have you ever been hurt so deep by a friend or family member that you didn’t want to reconcile? I’m thinking most of us have. It can be a very hard and difficult process. For me, reconciliation is about “bringing back together again.” It takes both parties to...

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...

Leaders and Their Inner Work

Leadership – The Fruits of Internal Work “If you can become the leader you ought to be on the inside, you will be able to become the leader you want to be on the outside.”  John C. Maxwell As I embark on writing this column, I am aware of the recent news that...

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...