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 [...]

Are You Resilient For the Big and Small Things?

By | May 1st, 2017|Careers, Conversations, Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

Everywhere I turn, I am reading an article about Sherly Sandberg's and Adam Grant's book Option B. If you haven't heard, it's about the sudden death of Sheryl's husband while they were on vacation and the devastating grief and her [...]

The Power Of One In Dialogue

By | April 24th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

I've been thinking about how we engage in dialogue. The Webster definition of dialogue is "an exchange of ideas and opinions." So, in our work life, dialogue would be particularly important when we are solving a problem or creating new [...]

What’s the Value of Authentic Encouragement?

By | March 26th, 2017|Building Capability, Intention, Leaders, Teams, Your Emotional Self|

Remember a time when you were encouraged about your potential. Who? When? What? Where? And, most importantly, how did the encouragement make you feel—and what did you do as a result? From the time I was new to the work [...]

Monday Morning and “Seeing Into” The People Who Matter

By | March 6th, 2017|Building Capability, Intention, Leaders, People Are Funny, Remarkable Results, Teams|

I follow a blog called BrainPickings. This week I was intrigued by the lead article reviewing a book, You Must Change Your Life: The story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin.  The author states that the greatest gift Rodin [...]