Category: Moments

Father And Son Talking Outside About Responsibility

How to create responsibility through powerful conversations

A few months ago, I wrote an article to share the story of how we guided our kids through the last few months with our cat. I wrote it at the time to share a story I felt could be useful...

/ July 10, 2017

Valuable leadership lessons that made me a grateful entrepreneur

Over two years ago, I reached a point where I was experiencing borderline burnout for several months. I was the director of the Pyxis Technologies consulting team and I was struggling to balance training sessions, clients, business development and other...

/ April 10, 2017

What do you demand of yourself?

One of the interesting and challenging things for me with the Pyxis Cultures team is how often my colleagues remind me to be kinder to myself as a person and as a leader. They do this for me in subtle...

/ March 6, 2017

At the end of my leash!

Back in 2012, I attended a training event by CultureSync called Leadership Unleashed. It was a great event and I learned many things in the various sessions. One of the notions I picked up that still lives in my head...

/ December 10, 2015

Leaders, teams and garage leagues

For many years, I played hockey in different garage leagues close to where I live. Picture for a moment twenty guys, forty years old and over, desperately trying to create their personal Sportscenter highlight reel moment, all the while claiming...

/ April 3, 2015

Kumbaya

I noticed a while ago that in some environments, there is this perception that leadership is about playing nice with others and not rocking the boat too much.  In other words, in these environments, it seems like it is best...

/ September 10, 2013

“That’s Why They Call It Work, Stupid!”

Picture a senior executive in a company. This might be you. Or someone who works for you. Or your boss.  And he or she is out having dinner with friends, relaxed and being candid. This is where my account of...

/ August 13, 2013
Oxygen Mask

Where’s my oxygen mask?

This week, I started the process of what will definitely be a transformational year for me in an extended coaching program.  It is the first full week session we will have out of four that will occur throughout the year.

/ February 27, 2013

Naked Leadership Exposed

This has been a week of nakedness. Not of the flesh, but of the self. My partner and colleague Bonnie Flatt wrote a powerfully honest blog about vulnerability and leadership. Another colleague and partner Carrie Kish wrote a moving and...

/ February 16, 2013

Leadership: A Perpetual Identity Crisis

I’m having an identity crisis.  I don’t know who I am or what I’m supposed to do.  I think I’ve finally taken on more than I can actually manage.  I feel totally incompetent at the work that’s in front of...

/ February 11, 2013