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

The Service behind Customer Service

Can you provide too much service?  Yes, for if not done within the context of those wanting to be served, you can overstep your bounds.  Paying attention to the actual need as opposed to satisfying your need to be needed is the catch, along with first being in service to Read more

Creating a High Performance and High Relationship Culture

Organizational culture is not truly defined by values and beliefs (what we want them to be), but rather is a result of people’s behaviors when in relationship to execute desired results.  In the context of what needs to be accomplished, what are the necessary Read more

Taking Better Care of Ourselves in 2013

With the business world demanding more and more of us, how do we become more kind, nurturing, forgiving and supportive of ourselves, so we can be more of who we really want to be?  This requires Read more

Using the Question “I wonder how …” to Shift from Worry to Possibility

When we are unsure of what to do next, wondering is so much less stressful than worrying and cranking ourselves into a potentially directionless doing mode.  If business slows down or projects do not meet our expectations and a break in the Read more

Is “Confusion” Blocking You from Success?

Confusion can flip on like a defense mechanism when we are afraid of change, automatically shutting us down.  Slow down, relax, acknowledge we do not have to get everything right the first time, and ask for help. Sometimes we really are confused and not Read more

Remember to Thank Yourself

While quite often we measure progress in terms of how we contribute to other people’s lives, it is so very important to acknowledge our own progress – even getting through the day – by saying “Thank You!” for all our Read more