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Pressure Wash Yourself To Clarity #592

Published on May 25, 2021 Written by

Who knew pressure washing would be gratifying? I sure didn’t.  At least not until I tried it.  Sometimes doing a task which is simple, mundane and productive is just what the doctor ordered.   Though I ended covered in dirt, pressure washing gave me the clarity on many things happening in my business and life.   When your thinking gets stuck, take to… View Article

We Don’t Need Leaders When It’s Easy #427

Published on October 6, 2020 Written by

We’ve been watching “The Last Dance” on Netflix. If you’re a Michael Jordan fan, it’s a great watch.  I was struck with an impactful quote at the end of the seventh hour (there are a total of ten hours filmed, broken into one-hour segments for those who may not have seen this yet). Jordan says “Winning has a price…. View Article

Gandhi Gets It #421

Published on September 28, 2020 Written by

Gandhi said there are 7 blunders of the world that lead to violence. They are:  Wealth without work.  Pleasure without conscience.  Knowledge without character.  Commerce without morality.  Science without humanity.  Worship without sacrifice.  Politics without principle.  I had this quote from a seminar I attended years ago. It was one of the slides shared and thankfully… View Article

Ask A Different Question #419

Published on September 24, 2020 Written by

Have you ever had self-defeating talk? Me too. One of the most effective ways to reframe your thinking and get back into action is to ask yourself a question to prompt different thinking.   Here are some examples, please share your own in the comments and let us know if you try these:  I don’t understand.  What am I missing? What else do I need to… View Article

Don’t Reason Away The Gifts #418

Published on September 23, 2020 Written by

It’s easier to write the story than to do the work. Whether a story, explanation, justification, reason or excuse, they all keep you in the same place. If that’s exactly where you want to be, keep talking. If not…  At a time in history when every turn is unpredictable, challenging, and disruptive, are you meeting the changes to grow and learn? … View Article

Waiting #414

Published on September 17, 2020 Written by

Waiting. It’s not my strong suit. I’m not good at waiting.   My strong suits are solving problems and helping people, catalyzing people and efforts, creating memorable experiences. Except where I can’t.   In matters of health, I’m not trained and though I have immense energy, incredible passion and willingness, there’s nothing I can do, it’s out of my league.   Doing nothing feels too much like helplessness and… View Article

Four Simple Statements #412

Published on September 15, 2020 Written by

Lessons from Toni Morrison (and her father):  Whatever the work is, do it well – not for the boss, but for yourself.  You make the job; it doesn’t make you.  Your real life is with us, your family.  You are not the work you do; you are the person you are.  “…since that conversation with my father I… View Article

Too Many Feelings At Once #370

Published on July 17, 2020 Written by

 As a feeling person, when the vast array of feelings collide all at once, it results in numbness for me.  I can’t process them all, can’t feel anything, and am left in a void, feeling empty and wanting to disappear.   If not disappear, I’d like to run away.   Only I can’t. I must breathe, regroup, and center myself in something… View Article

Pay Attention #354

Published on June 25, 2020 Written by

 This week, I worked with two of my teams in person. Since March 10, these are two of the three teams I’ve seen “live” beyond Zoom.  In the most basic of ways, the spring of 2020 has stripped the pretense of formality and left us with clarity of the “real” priorities in life. While many of us… View Article

Getting Unstuck #258

Published on February 12, 2020 Written by

It’s lonely at the top. It’s not just a phrase if you’re the CEO, a leader, or a single parent. There are many situations in life where anyone can feel isolated, alone and unsure. What can you do when you’re in that situation, feeling vulnerable, scared and wishing for a lifeline? I’ve found several things… View Article

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