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  • A Better One-on-One Now

    A few years ago I was given the National Geographic book Rarely Seen: Photographs of the Extraordinary. The pages are a visual smorgasbord that fill a reader with wonder. I viewed pages of photos of rare places, natural wonders, unique events,… Read More

  • Do You See What They See?

    Do others see you differently than you see yourself?  Whether you have carefully crafted your personal brand because you think it is the most effective professional image or your social behaviors are hard-wired since birth, how we think these attributes are seen… Read More

  • Which Came First: Employee or Culture?

    When you do a Google search for the phrase Organizational Culture, you get 184 million results! I tell clients that it’s a ‘YouTube Twitterverse.’  I’m referring to the ability for anyone to have their actions recorded and uploaded to a social media platform… Read More

  • Hitting a Summer Slump? You Can Get Your Workplace Culture on a Winning Streak

    The beginning of summer is marked with anticipation and excitement. There is an expectation that things will slow down a bit. You can almost hear the screech of tires in parking lots as colleagues exhale and people skip through the… Read More

  • How Many Leadership Traits Do I Really Need?

    When people talk about leadership, it can be hard to know what they really mean. Leadership is always a trending topic in the news.  We are surrounded every day by examples of good leadership and we know ‘not so good’… Read More

  • My Coach Isn’t Here – and That’s Great

    In my many years of coaching clients, I have learned that people can come with a variety of requests or preferences: ‘Doc’ prefers that I come to the office. ‘Sleepy” wants to meet off-site at the diner and be seated… Read More

  • Turning Feedback Into Action

    When feedback is given, I often advise the receiver to respond with the following phrase: “Thank you so much for your feedback. I appreciate your candor. You’ve given me something to think about.” And then I suggest that they take… Read More

  • When All Is Said and Done

    Death has been a frequent topic of conversation.  My father-in-law, a longtime friend, and even the untimely death of Robin Williams have all brought a subject I rarely dwell on into the spotlight. Death and loss are part of the… Read More

  • Rebound: From Setbacks to Success

    Many of us have been let go unceremoniously, though perhaps not as visibly as Jill Abramson, ex-CEO of the New York Times. Maybe you didn’t get a promotion, lost a key client, watched a valued employee leave to join a… Read More

  • Run the Emergency Room Right

    The CEO is always in meetings. The VP is out of the office. The Director is dealing with strategic plans. The Manager is putting out fires. The Supervisor is shooting from the hip. It seems as if no one has… Read More