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...

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,...

Decision-Making Realm

Emotional Intelligence in Our Lives – Part III “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no...

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...

Interpersonal Realm

Emotional Intelligence in Our Lives “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how...