Vicious Cycle vs. Virtuous Circle

When I partner with an executive for 60-90 days to help them evaluate and basically reboot their brand, I want to spend time evaluating the environment they work in. Sometimes a client decides that it's time to do some inner work as in "What [...]

Dad + Leadership = Father’s Day

You cannot separate a real man from his values or his leadership skills. No where is this more apparent than when you watch a man with his children. Whether he's watching his daughter take her first steps and catching her before she stumbles... Or, vigilantly [...]

Serena Williams… Magnifique!!

Whether in sports or in executive leadership, every great champion will lose a game now and then. Last year, after losing in the first round of the French Open, Serena Williams vowed to return this year to fulfill her dreams. After that stinging defeat, she went 74-3, including titles at Wimbledon, [...]

The Success Continuum: Believing and Knowing

In a new role, first  you must prove what you know. Next, you must prove what you know about yourself and who you believe you can become. Finally, in leadership, you must know when to be the smartest person in the room and when to be the thoughtful 'believer' in the [...]

Maybe being impatient is your clue?

Where are you resisting? What needs to be completed (substitute fixed or changed) right now? Where are you unwilling to give yourself time to learn the lesson that created the problem you are struggling with? Impatience is only one form of resistance. But, it's [...]

Living in purpose or changing the channel

The tragedy in Oklahoma last week reminded me that life is a privilege. The news is a constant reminder that life is fragile. Many people cope with tragedy on the news by changing the channel. But, changing the channel can also keep us stuck. Moving away from something unpleasant [...]

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