Play Like A Raven In The Wind

By | January 29th, 2018|Leaders, Remarkable Results, Teams|

Our lives are filled with challenges. We meet some of them with fairly easily. Others send us right to the edge of what we believe we can handle. We get surprised, confused, stopped in our tracks. Yet, we have to [...]

Be An Anthropologist

By | January 22nd, 2018|Leaders, People Are Funny, Sustainable Change, Teams|

Are you frustrated with someone at work? Even angry? Or, maybe you are perplexed by a person who is not at all like you. Worse, maybe you have agreement from others that your current judgment is correct. Rather than allow [...]

My Three Words for 2018

By | January 8th, 2018|Building Capability, Leaders, Remarkable Results|

Every year, I imagine the coming twelve months and identify three words that will guide me through the year. This year is starting off with some great work—all committed clients with the possibility of remarkable impact.  On top of that, [...]

Have Some Quiet Solitude to Get Ready For 2018

By | December 17th, 2017|Leaders, Your Emotional Self|

Illustration by Maurice Sendak from Open House for Butterflies Happy Holidays Everyone! As you wrap up the year and head out to family or brace yourselves for visitors, imagine how and when you will take some time for [...]

I Love To Read

By | December 3rd, 2017|Idea Generation, Intention, Leaders|

I can remember my mother saying, "Close your book and get outside for some fresh air." In elementary school, I read a lot in the car, wedged between my two motion-sick brothers, as we traveled on weekend excursions and vacations. [...]

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 [...]


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 [...]

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. [...]