I just arrived in Sarasota, Florida for my 5 Around Retreat. Twenty-three years ago, we began meeting as a group of high level executives and consultants with the intent of using each other as resources to address… . . . → Read More: Why My “5 Around” Group is Important to Me and Why You Should Start One
The results on her 360 feedback were troubling… for her boss… but apparently not for her. Susan was delivering great results, and she knew it. She had successfully led the effort to launch three new products since she had joined the company two years earlier. Bright, ambitious and well-educated, Susan had a clear career . . . → Read More: How To Answer a Wake Up Call
Alfred came from a long line of Swedish scientists, engineers and inventors. He learned the principles of explosives at a young age from his father who owned a machine tool and weapons factory in Russia in the mid 19th century. He studied chemistry in Paris and the United States and filed his first . . . → Read More: Alfred’s Wake Up Call or How to Create the Life You Want to Be Remembered For
It is the winter solstice – the darkest day of the darkest week of the year in the northern hemisphere. It is the moment before the balance shifts and light begins to overtake darkness.
The darkness has been particularly difficult this week, in the face of horrific tragedy, loss and suffering.
And . . . → Read More: Pause, The Moment of Between
Are you on track with where you want to go? You might have heard about team drift, but what about you as a leader? Is it possible you’ve drifted without realizing it?
Reasons We Get Off Track
A huge external shift
Sometimes we are thrown off track because of a sudden change in our . . . → Read More: Leadership Drift – How to Recognize It And Reclaim Your Purpose
How many times have you heard, “It’s better to give than receive?” It’s so ingrained in our culture, we don’t even question it.
If you are in a leadership role, chances are you believe this wholeheartedly. Which means you also probably believe you should
always be competent,
never make mistakes,
. . . → Read More: It’s Easier to Give Than to Receive, But Not Necessarily Better
In my last post, Dig Below Your Dreams to Discover Your Vision, I discussed why it is important to re-connect with your dreams. If you’re not clear about what you really want, you are likely to set goals that will not be truly satisfying once accomplished.
We need to dig below the surface because as . . . → Read More: 3 Activities to (re)Discover Your Vision
My friend Susan wrote, “Although I am ashamed to admit it….I don’t think I have any goals right now. At least there are none that have crystallized for me. I am a goal-setter, always have been, and have achieved almost all that I have set….
What I am trying to do is feel comfortable . . . → Read More: Goal Setting for Goallessness
In 1999 I decided to re-prioritize my life. My children were five- and ten-years old, and my career was approaching a peak. I travelled two to three days a week and worked an additional 30 hours a week in my home office. I squeezed work into every crack – joining a conference call while . . . → Read More: 7 Things I Learned About Goal Setting in 1999
2011 closes the first year of my blog. It’s been a year of learning – the biggest of which was learning how to condense what I want to say into a readable chunk. I still find the shorter the post, the longer it takes me to write.
I’ve had the good fortune to connect . . . → Read More: 2011 in Reflection: My First Year of Blogging