Stop Talking About Your Why

What a strange title!  Why am I telling you to stop with your Why? You might have heard the name Simon Sinek. (Failed marketing guy, found a vast consulting company to bankroll his efforts. Wrote several books with intelligent people. Became the face of the new way of leading.) He is often quoted and lauded. …

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 …

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 …

The Power of Story

Earlier this week I was gobsmacked by this visual. It is brilliantly simple, isn’t it? Stories trump statistics. All. The. Time. I am sharing this because far too many of us, myself included, get stuck in certain parts of our business or professional lives. See, technology has given us way more data than we could …

Beware the After-Times

I am quite taken with the terms before-times and after-times.  As in pre and post-pandemic.  This week, hubby and I took the car in for some work and decided to grab a Starbucks – as walk-in customers. The place was like a massive cavern because all of the usual 30 or so tables with chairs …

Take a Stand!

I want to encourage you to take a stand!  To climb onto your soapbox! Huh?  Let me show you how it makes you stand up and stand apart from all your competition. Remember a couple of years ago, when we were in the middle of the election season? Well, one sunny day, an older gentleman …

Gimme Some Loving?

Have you ever listened to any Spencer Davis Group music? (They were a UK band formed in 1963 and lasted about six years.) One of their massive hits was the Gimme Some Loving song. I fell in love with that song more than twenty years after it was released. The chorus goes like this. So …