The Culture of Accountability

The Culture of Accountability It has been my experience that the largest majority of people want to be successful.  They want to do their jobs well.  They want to live their lives well.  The highest performers want to be held accountable, and they want their teammates...

Preparation

The Coach is In…  Preparation “Serenity may not be what one achieves in old age; it may be one of the fruits of what one has learned by preparing while one is young.”  Robert Greenleaf I took the first week of February off (hence, no writing).  Vacations, for me, are...

Presence

The Coach is In…  Presence “Practice sharing the fullness of your being, your best self, your enthusiasm, your vitality, your spirit, your trust, your openness, above all, your presence. Share it with yourself, with your family, with the world.”  Jon Kabat-Zinn There...

The Evolution of Us

Life is not linear; we understand that. Yet, armed with all kinds of knowledge that you would think would take us in a certain (read healthier/better) direction, we end up somewhere else. In my coaching profession, I have had a chance to observe that on numerous...

The Power of Gratitude

We have just enjoyed Thanksgiving and are fully in the holiday season.  What is your heart full of this holiday season?  Gratitude? Struggle? Somewhere in between?  Our attitude informs a great deal about our quality of life.  It has been my experience that a positive...

Building Capacity

From time-to-time I am asked about how to build the capacity of leaders. When I consider the concept of building capacity, I think of it as any effort made to improve abilities, skills, and expertise. I think of it as it relates to individuals. If I want to help a...

How Critical is Your Critical Thinking?

How Critical Is Your Critical Thinking? “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think.” Albert Einstein Over the years, I have come to appreciate the attribute of critical thinking in the people around me. I have learned that critical...

The Power of Personal Awareness

There are few things more important than our ability to be aware of who we are – internally, and who we are in the world – how others see us. This ability allows us to navigate the world around us more successfully, particularly if we can pay attention to the...