Building Capability

Grounded In Gratitude

By | November 20th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Intention, Leaders|

It is very easy to focus on the challenges and the to-dos of life. This week, I am beginning the week "grounding" myself in gratitude. I am grateful for so much. The people in my life come first, including you. [...]

If I Knew How To Do This, What Would I Do?

By | November 12th, 2017|Building Capability, Leaders, Your Emotional Self|

Dock on Shelter Island, NY I am taking oil painting classes, both loving the work and living the challenge. Sometimes my brain hurts and my gut clinches. Why am I doing this? How will I ever get it [...]

Ask-Show-Collaborate

By | November 5th, 2017|Building Capability, Conversations, Inspirational People, Leaders, Teams|

How serious are you about the effectiveness in the feedback and coaching on your team? Watch at least 2-3 minutes of this young cellist and her "performance coach" and tell me what is remarkable about the interaction. If you can't [...]

Do Your Words Make People Think?

By | October 29th, 2017|Building Capability, Idea Generation, Remarkable Results|

I recently received a wonderful acknowledgement. I was waiting in the lobby of a building and happened to run into someone who had been in one of my programs. We chatted for a few minutes and, as we were saying [...]

Make A Clear Intention

By | October 16th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Have you ever established a habit that was really useful and then realized over time that you have let it drop? This week I am returning to actually writing my intention for the day or an important call or meeting. [...]

Set The Strategic Context For Your 2018 Goals

By | October 9th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

It’s time to start sharpening 2018 goals. Where do you start your thinking? Your goals last year? Your boss’s goals? The company’s goals? Blue sky? Wherever you start, take the time to think through the strategic context for the results [...]

Reach Beyond Your Target

By | September 25th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Inspirational People, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

Whether setting a work or personal goal, there is a natural push-pull when we think about what we desire versus what we think is possible or likely to occur. Today, I am sharing a video of Victor Frankl, author of [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]