Go With the Flow

The best part about this time of year is being with family, buying presents and gorging on deliciously rich food. (And not necessarily in that order.) The worst part about this time of year is the terrible exercise called, “Where did we fall short this year?” That is the piece I want to talk about …

The Month of CRAZY is on!

The month of crazy has arrived. December. When emotions are high, expectations are over the moon, extra funds are low, and energy levels quickly deplete. Y’know. The fun holiday festive spirit is here again! And one of the best ways to navigate this month is — Pretend you are a dove and BE Peace. Yup. …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Life Tips & Hacks You Never Knew!

Gotta share something today. From a young fellow, Chris Hladczuk. He recently graduated from Yale and works at Goldman Sachs. (Yeah, I know. Typical money-hungry know-it-all right? Wrong!) His hobby is sharing on Twitter — frameworks, systems, and epic business stories.  Essentially life tips and hacks you never knew. (I think he is building up …

OBSTACLE! DAMN OBSTACLES!

Let’s talk about your obstacle or obstacles.  I am presuming you have one or two. Have you noticed there seems to be a higher level of mindless moaning these days? Especially since the issues stemming from COVID are constantly highlighted? Maybe your OWN life has been turned upside down because of the pandemic. Do you …