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...

Fear – The Great Imposter

What Place Does Fear Play in Your Leadership…Your Life? Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “He has not learned the lesson of life who does not every day surmount a fear.” This month we explore fear.  My favorite term for fear is ‘The Great Imposter.’  In my own journey with...

The Power of the Question

Early in my life I was enamored with people who could speak well.  I was 9 when President Kennedy was elected.  He had an energy, and an ability to articulate ideas that was almost mesmerizing.  There have been many others who were great communicators, some great...