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What’s Foundational About You and Your People?

By | September 18th, 2017|Building Capability, Leaders, People Are Funny, Teams|

One of the most important factors in understanding a person is the foundation for his or her "lens" on work and life. In other words, what makes you, "you?" There are at least five building blocks to my personal foundation: [...]

Make Time to Think

By | September 11th, 2017|General|

I do not know anyone who complains about having too much time to think. Rather, it's often the exact opposite. And, the most important topics (e.g., vision, strategy, people, career, etc.) get the least about of really good thinking time. [...]

Uplift Your People With A Couple of Words

By | August 28th, 2017|General|

The last couple of weeks, I've been doing workshops on soliciting, giving, and receiving useful feedback. The client is initiating building a feedback-rich culture. I was walking out of the building with an employee who attended a workshop that day. [...]

A Simple Network-Building Tactic

By | August 21st, 2017|Intention, Leaders, People Are Funny, Teams|

This post will be short and simple. A client shared something she does to get to know people in her company. She invites two people to lunch. She picks up the tab. So far, her invitation has never been declined. [...]

Does Your Team Culture Drive Remarkable Results?

By | August 14th, 2017|Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

What is your team culture? What are the team's shared values/beliefs, ways of thinking, and ways of interacting with each other? In any team, there are likely some that support success and others that don't. Remarkable results are beyond "stretch," [...]

The Problem With Words

By | July 24th, 2017|Building Capability, Conversations, Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders, Teams|

We don't exclusively communicate with words. Our body language and actions send messages, too. However, words are a critical vehicle for creating shared understanding...and therein lies a big problem. We assume the words we use have a common meaning to [...]

When Nietzsche Wept

By | July 16th, 2017|Building Capability, Conversations, Creation Process, Idea Generation, Inspirational People, Leaders, Your Emotional Self|

I recently read When Nietzsche Wept, a novel by Irvin Yalom. The story is a wonderfully told tale, with enough quotes and seemingly true aspects of three great thinkers Josef Breuer (physician), Friedrich Nietzsche (philosopher), and Sigmund Freud (psychiatrist).  One [...]

Be Yourself

By | July 10th, 2017|Building Capability, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Recently, one of my friends was going through a very challenging situation, full of tough business and people changes. As we talked about how she was handling the challenges, she said that the most important thing her boss said to [...]

Are You In A Pressure Cooker? Feel Your Hands and Feet!

By | June 12th, 2017|Creation Process, General, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

I am reposting this 2012 piece along with some guidance I received from my visiting yogi brother last week. My brother is one of the most grounded people I know. His energy is calm. He is a high achiever without [...]