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July 6

Halfway Through 2017: 10 Questions to Ask Yourself

I like to find leadership lessons in odd places. Today, as I’m still shaking off sand from the 4th of July, I’ll borrow the sage guidance of Ferris Bueller: “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look (CONTINUE READING)

January 24

Your 2017 Goals Might Be Missing Something

January always reminds me how goal-oriented our culture is. Everywhere we look there are cues to create a new year, a new you, a fresh start. What will we achieve? By when? How will we know 2017 is a (CONTINUE READING)

October 16

Remove the Scarlet Letter A from Accountability

This is a story about four people named Everybody, Somebody, Anybody, and Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it. Everybody was sure Somebody would do it. Anybody could have done (CONTINUE READING)

June 23

How Often Do You Follow?

Last week I heard one of those statements that made me think: “Yes! So true! I need to write that down!” You know those statements? The comment was: “It’s not about following the music; it’s about following each other.” (CONTINUE READING)

February 16

Yes, You’re Touchy Feely. Get Over It.

If I had a nickel for every time a leader or team said to me: “we’re not into the touchy feely stuff around here,” I’d own a vacation home or two. If I had a dime for every time that (CONTINUE READING)

October 2

You Get What You Give

For the past six years, I’ve volunteered for The Taproot Foundation. Taproot “makes business talent available to organizations working to improve society.” In other words, Taproot makes it possible for people like you and me to contribute professional skills (CONTINUE READING)

September 10

A Goldilocks Take on Responsibility

The word “responsibility” stirs up a variety of reactions. In some contexts, responsibilities are heavy and burdensome. In other circumstances, they’re privileges. The difference is usually in the eye of the beholder. If there were ever a place to (CONTINUE READING)

May 28

From the Vine to the Wine: Growth Tips from Sonoma CA

I wrote the blog below after returning from a lovely vacation this time last year. I found myself thinking about both the vacation and the concept of “intentional stress” over this Memorial Day weekend, so am re-posting. Cheers! I (CONTINUE READING)

April 25

Yes, You’re Touchy-Feely. Get Over It.

If I had a nickel for every time a leader or a team said to me: “we’re not into the touchy feely stuff,” I’d own a vacation home or two. If I had a dime for every time that same (CONTINUE READING)

November 6

A Goldilocks Take on Responsibility

The word “responsibility” stirs up a variety of reactions. In some contexts, responsibilities are heavy and burdensome. In other circumstances, they’re privileges. And frequently, the difference is just in the eye of the beholder. Anyone ever worked with someone (CONTINUE READING)

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