Category: Unlearning to Learn

It’s Fluid, Not Permanent #214

Published on December 12, 2019 Written by

It’s Fluid, Not Permanent #214 Is it really failure when things don’t work? Often, we look at the lack of results as a failure, but perhaps it’s something more. I am a learner; I often refer to myself as a lifelong learner. I value reading, learning organically and in workshops, from digital sources and books—really […]

Are You Ready To Do The Work? #196

Published on November 18, 2019 Written by

Are You Ready To Do The Work? #196 If you’ve heard the saying “absence makes the heart grow fonder,” you might apply it to being away from your loved ones and teammates as your longing for them increases while you’re away. However, there are situations where this phrase does not always apply. When you’re absent, […]

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195

Published on November 15, 2019 Written by

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable #195 Do something today that your future self will thank you for. If you’re only doing the things that are safe, comfortable or predictable, you and your life can become pretty boring. As we embark upon a new line of business at YESS! it’s making my heart beat faster, my blood […]

Don’t Wait #181

Published on October 28, 2019 Written by

Don’t Wait #181 If you want something, do you wait for it? I don’t. In my twenties, when I wanted a job, I met with the owners of a small training company and expressed my interest in working for them. They told me they couldn’t afford to hire any employees at the time. Though I […]

An Experiment #180

Published on October 25, 2019 Written by

An Experiment #180 Imagine a day (or more) without your phone. What’s your first reaction to that suggestion? If it’s a strong, negative reaction, know that you’re addicted. When I work with teams, I ask for a device-free environment. It’s not always popular. However, it does create an environment for maximized success. Try it. See […]

Where Is The Music? #179

Published on October 24, 2019 Written by

Where Is The Music? #179 Recently, I was reminded of a great quote commonly attributed to Miles Davis. The quote states, “the music is in the space between the notes.” But the quote is from Claude Debussy. Space affords us the opportunity to witness beauty. Have you ever seen the moon rise? It’s an incredible […]

Space To Be #178

Published on October 23, 2019 Written by

Space To Be #178 Recently, I was leading a retreat at an all-inclusive location. It was amazing, and because everything was taken care of,  it left us all to do one thing – take care of ourselves. For most leaders, that is a foreign experience. Simple things like sleep, the healthy foods which were abundantly […]

Sparking Action #166

Published on October 7, 2019 Written by

Sparking Action #166 When you pursue a dream, a future opportunity, or a goal, all kinds of concern, worry, and fear can show up. After all, it wouldn’t be a future possibility if you already knew how to do it. Recently, while working with a group of CEOs, one of them declared something big. It […]

Opportunities in Disguise #160

Published on September 27, 2019 Written by

Opportunities in Disguise #160 When your core values align with your employees, clients, partners, and vendors, you can make mistakes. When trust is high, and you’ve delivered on what you said time after time, you can make mistakes. When you go the extra mile, especially when it’s not required or expected, you can make mistakes. […]

The Learning You’ve Earned #147 

Published on September 10, 2019 Written by

The Learning You’ve Earned #147  Have you ever said something that made a great difference for another person and to you it was commonplace?   It’s interesting when it occurs because it’s clearly a blind spot. It’s an awareness you’ve normalized and taken as fact which for others is a profound insight at that moment.   It’s a […]