Your Emotional Self

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Six Rules For Listening

By | April 17th, 2017|Building Capability, Creation Process, Leaders, Teams, Your Emotional Self|

Whether you are getting to know someone, understanding a problem or opportunity, creating something new, etc., there is tremendous power in truly listening to a person or more. Erich Fromm, an influential psychologist and philosopher (1900-1980), conducted a seminar on The Art [...]

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 [...]

5 Lessons for Responding to The Next Wave of Change

By | March 12th, 2017|General, Leaders, Remarkable Results, Sustainable Change, Teams, Your Emotional Self|

This post was first published on October 24th, 2011. It's hard to consider just how much change we've been through since then and that is surely yet to come! Does it feel like you are at the beach with yet another [...]

Less Suffering, More Happiness

By | January 23rd, 2017|Inspirational People, Intention, Leaders, Your Emotional Self|

I have been taking a deep dive into the teaching of Buddha. One of the books I am reading is the Dalai Lama's How to Practice, The Way to a Meaningful Life. In this world of pressure, frustration, anger, and [...]

Three Words for 2017

By | January 2nd, 2017|Intention, Remarkable Results, Your Emotional Self|

Each year, I select three words to guide me during the year. It's part resolution and part intentionality. Ask yourself, "What words will guide me to plan ahead, respond to circumstances, weather the bumps and achieve key milestones? Or maybe simply [...]

The Blessing In Disguise

By | November 21st, 2016|Creation Process, Intention, Your Emotional Self|

It's time for Thanksgiving here in the U.S. As I approach the holiday, I realize that I am more focused on problems and frustrations than the blessings in my work and life. I started thinking of all the obvious blessings [...]