What You Need Most Is Just An Invite Away

I’ve been noticing a lot of talk lately about transparency and openness in organizations. A colleague, Mark Taylor, recently gave a talk at TEDx Times Square in NYC where that was the theme. But taking these themes back to ground...

/ May 31, 2013
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Understand how you occur to others

As a leader understanding how you and your leadership style occurs to people is critical.  You may find it meshes well with certain people while the same style is not as effective with others.

/ May 16, 2013
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Leaders ask WTF?

Ever been in a situation where someone around you says something and your gut instinct kicks in and you cannot help but wonder “what the fuck” (WTF)?  Why did this person say that?  I bet that often when this kind...

/ April 3, 2013
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Violating Our Values to Meet Our Needs

Why do people violate their values? Why do we do things that we don’t want to do?  It’s because people will violate their values to meet their needs.  Our work is really focused on values, personal values and organizational values. ...

/ February 28, 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
Speak your truth!

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
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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
Everyone has a dark side

The dark side of leadership

What do you do in a situation where someone hurts you badly?  What do you when you recall that hard conversation where the other person questions your character, your integrity, your ability to be human?  What do you do when...

/ February 1, 2013
Tying yourself up

What do you want to be?

I attended the CultureSync Leadership Unleashed event last November and experienced three challenging days filled with interesting conversations but some of the biggest lessons I learned actually came outside of the event.  Let me share some of these lessons through...

/ January 16, 2013
Garage league hockey

Garage league leaders

Every Friday night, I play hockey in a garage league where I live.  Picture twenty guys, forty years old and over, desperately trying to create their Sportscenter highlight reel moment all the while claiming they are “just playing for fun”. ...

/ January 11, 2013