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...

Toward Greater Accountability

Accountability Part III “Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.” John Di Lemme The promises of Spring are all around us. For me, the month of March is that transition...

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...

Accountability in Parenting

  Accountability Part II “Accountability separates the wishers in life from the action-takers that care enough about their future to account for their daily actions.” John Di Lemme You will recall that we published part one of our piece on accountability last...

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...

How Will You Show Up in 2019?

“You control your future, your destiny. What you think about comes about. By recording your dreams and goals on paper, you set in motion the process of becoming the person you most want to be. Put your future in good hands – your own.” – Mark Victor Hansen With the...