Thriving through Life’s Ups and Downs

How do we manage our expectations through the ups, not just the downs, to not set ourselves up to not lose a positive focus during the inevitable cycles in life?  One way is to reframe the downs not as crashes, but Read more

Personal Freedom through Accountability

What would the world look like if we realized it is a choice to enjoy our work and life?  The challenge lies in becoming aware of and addressing the triggers that distract us from joy, imprisoning and potentially Read more

Influencing within the Squeeze – The Trials and Tribulations of Middle Managers

The toughest position to be within most organizations is the role of middle manager, caught between the often opposing needs and polar opposite positions of senior leaders and the troupes.  This group of functional leaders can Read more

Influencing Senior Management – How to Avoid the Quicksand

Top leaders are in charge of the consciousness of the organization.  Senior management must feel safe with the people they have under their stewardship, for as leaders they are accountable for things they often cannot directly control, on top of being Read more

Going beyond Management Books to Do the Right Thing

Mark shares the story of a very successful, $1 billion business that has experienced consecutive years of growth since its founding 25 years ago – after the leaders actually had met at a coffee shop for 20 years beforehand to often talk about their individual failures and help Read more

Balancing Ego with Your Unique Self Expression

It is important to put your business first and not let your individual style or potential limiting beliefs limit success.  Whether you are a solopreneur, member of a team in a more conventional organization, or in your personal life working on relationships with others, being clear about Read more

The Stop and Start Dilemma of Being Accountable

Being accountable is a process, not an event, so it is a challenge while in the process to not get distracted or look for an easy way out. Common missteps occur when we get in a hurry to get results, overlooking the difficult consequences on others, or falling into Read more

How to Be in Command When You are NOT in Control

Being on this planet is about learning, not about changing the rules of the planet. We need to make the best of every situation and learn to walk a very fine line to do whatever we can to in a sense take control even though we maybe do not have it. Once across the line, however, it is best Read more

Increase Your Altitude through Leadership Consciousness

When we are in the midst of an argument or debate, or any situation that warrants peak performance, we are not in the best place to see through the situation because we are in it. In order to get unstuck from competition and set a clear direction, we need to Read more

If You Survived the Oscars, You Can Survive Anything!

The recent television coverage of the Oscars Award Ceremony included sarcastic humor and an opening skit like a self-fulfilling prophecy predicting the show would be one of the worst recorded – which on many accounts it was.  Leadership is not Read more