Intention

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. [...]

Culture Is Like The Flow Of A River

By | October 23rd, 2017|Intention, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Every organization has a culture. Every team within the organization is a sub-culture. In my thinking, culture is a sustained pattern of thinking and behavior across levels and functions within the organization. The pattern flows like a river, moving around [...]

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 [...]

What Would Remarkable Look Like?

By | October 2nd, 2017|Creation Process, Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

In my work with leaders and teams, I often introduce creating remarkable results. Today, I want to ask you to ponder a question: What would be an (even more) "remarkable" result, work experience, or life for me? My definition for [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Dare Greatly

By | May 21st, 2017|Inspirational People, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

One of my three words for 2017 is perseverance. I've been working hard on and in my business. I've had some successes and failures, some faster and some slower than others. I recently re-found Theodore Roosevelt's famous quote for his [...]