Hockey practice

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
Dormant Leader

Awaken dormant leaders!

I have a secret to tell you: I discovered in the last couple of years that I have an internal detector for dormant leaders. Do you know any in your organization? Dormant leaders are those people with enormous leadership potential...

/ March 11, 2015
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How leaders take responsibility for their impact

In our lives we have a lot more impact on what happens around us as well as on the people surrounding us than we care to believe.  As leaders, it is important for us to understand the impact we really...

/ July 4, 2014
The Safety

And what if leadership was a permission?

The workplace is changing.  The new and exciting workplaces are focusing on creating an environment where employees will feel more engaged and involved in their work.  We are going through a generation change in the workplace where old leadership methods...

/ June 20, 2014
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Why Smart Leaders Meditate

If business is about Return On Investment, meditation is one of your cheapest investments with maximum payoffs. Even better, there are a myriad ways to get the benefits of meditation, within as little as two minutes.

/ November 21, 2013
Mentoring

Why is mentoring so important?

Why is mentoring so important? Because what truly motivates people at work is more connected to meaningful work and mastery than anything else. Listen to Dan Pink on The Surprising Science of Motivation   Photo attribution: “mustang mentoring 2011” on...

/ November 20, 2013
Reputation Management

Your Reputation

Your reputation is a powerful thing.  How are you known?  What do people assume about you?  What do people think about you? Conduct a Reputation Audit to find out.

/ November 16, 2013
Happiness Guaranteed

Stumbling on Happiness

Breaking up patterns changes perspective. Could the key to happiness lie there too? Harvard professor Daniel Gilbert shares what he discovered scouring all the happiness literature he could. Watch this video to see why he called his book Stumbling on...

/ November 4, 2013
White flag

The power of surrender

Have you ever heard expression “What you resist persists”? What does this mean exactly?  Have you ever noticed how this shows up in your life?  The contrast with another common expression “keep fighting, never surrender” is an interesting one isn’t...

/ October 28, 2013
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The Integrity of Your Yes and No

Yes and No.  They are two of the first words we learn and they are simple and complete.  Wow, do we complicate them, though. When do you… Say Yes and do Yes. This is what most people think you mean...

/ October 20, 2013