It’s okay to wander, to discover and explore. That’s how we find our passion. That’s how we change. Passion is the thing we would do even if it was for free! Continue reading Know where you’re going
This week I attended a communication’s workshop on messaging. I learned about how our language activates frames in our brains. I gained an appreciation for the differences between the strict father and the nurturing family world views. It was fascinating! Continue reading Be nice to people
I used to be that person who walks into work without a “good morning” and immediately get’s down to business. I was all about work, results, getting it done! I was obsessed. I didn’t hate people…..but I didn’t care about them either.
Everything changed for me one day when a successful business women and mentor took me aside. Continue reading Care enough to know people
Extreme Ownership is a book about the leadership journeys of two US Navy Seals. Their message is to really own our decisions; to think before taking action. It doesn’t matter if we are leading a large group, small team, our family or self, people are relying on us. Lives matter. Continue reading There’s no substitute for thinking
People watch how you spend time. Do you plan your day and stick to it or are you constantly changing appointments? Continue reading How you spend your time, and who you spend it with, defines you
Measuring is not enough to change behaviors, but it’s a good beginning. That’s why I’m a fan of change scorecards. At the beginning of each change project, I interview leaders to understand their expectations about the future state. Lots of fluffy words are tossed about: better, easier, faster. None can be measured. All can and will be misinterpreted. Continue reading You can only manage what you can measure
Best part of the end of the year is starting over. It’s the mental exercise of putting the 2015 calendar away and contemplating 2016. What will each day bring?
This is the moment to face our fears; to commit to exploring new things. It is the time when we commit to doing “the things we think we cannot do“. Continue reading Take the risk! If you don’t, you’ll never know
Do you look twice at the pilots as you board the airplane? I do. Continue reading Be a responsible passenger
Plan to be there when they need you. Show, don’t tell, them you care. Continue reading Pack an extra pair of underpants
How do you earn something? Well, you earn a paycheck by showing up and doing your job. A paycheck is a business transaction.
Trust, on the other hand, is an very personal interaction Continue reading You don’t win trust, you earn trust