It’s Time: Thoughts for the New Year

It’s time.  I don’t know about you, but I don’t see us ‘returning to normal’ next year. Instead, I see a return to different, but not to the old ways pre-COVID. So, I find it impossible to look with 10000% certainty at any of the old thinkings and methods we once employed.  It’s time to

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How’s Your Creativity Quotient?

One of the most overused phrases in business is ‘up with the creativity and innovation quotient.’ I mean, it sounds fabulous. EXCEPT. Where do you start? And if you’ve been paying attention to the ‘noise’ lately, creativity seems to have been killed off, almost entirely, during the pandemic. Let’s start at the beginning Neuroscientists have

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Marinating Your Bourguignon

I finally figured out marinating!  Bear with me. The only way we can truly muster something worthwhile is to draw from our lived experience! Yup, that’s this week’s topic in a nutshell. See, I have been mulling around an idea for about ten years. It’s a different way to present how to start, scale, grow

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You Matter Too!

This week, you might think I am pretending to be your mother. NOT!!! I want to show you how you matter too! What I am doing is addressing a big trend that is circulating these days and imploring you not to go there. This has nothing to do with business, and everything to do with

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The God Complex

My client was in a pickle, having a bit of meltdown and everything I was trying was clearly not helpful. Finally, I decided to tell a story. It worked. Maybe this story will work for you one day too. We all know at least one colleague who believes they are God, right? They know everything

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Half-Empty, Half-Full?

For the last two years, my brother has been going through a nasty separation/divorce process. It has been harrowing for two reasons: he is the first person to have gone through anything like this and he also is the first person who had a judge order a 50/50 split of matrimonial possessions between him and

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Five Simple Things

Simple things are really the best, aren’t they?  Playing a leader in real Life is exhausting. It can be mentally, physically and emotionally draining. That is the truth. We all must find ways to keep ourselves grounded and in the zone. A friend of mine shared something with me a few years ago that I

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Everything is Connected

I had an epiphany of sorts about how so much is connected and want to share the highlights with you. Before I begin, let me ask you one question. If your life were a tree, what fruit would it bear? Autumn is now here, and most of the harvesting from most of the trees is

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Turn Negatives into Positives

Over the last few weeks, I have had several conversations with very different people. The topics too are varied — their messaging, why they aren’t where they thought they’d be financially, how their sales efforts have stalled for quite a while and even the best way to be seen and heard. What is most fascinating

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The Final Quarter of 2021

Have you noticed the urgency of the emails pummeling your inbox about making the last quarter super fantastic? As if you can use their magic juice and suddenly stumble forward at warp speed? Honestly, it’s all POPPYCOCK. Highly successful organizations are NOT ruled by the fluctuations and fears of the quarter. Never! Highly successful organizations

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