Saying No to Say Yes!

October 10th, 2016|blog, Uncategorized|

“A ‘No’ uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a ‘Yes’ merely uttered to please, or worse, to avoid trouble.” I read a piece by Marshall Goldsmith this week and it really resonated with me. He wrote about how he sometimes has a hard time saying “no.” He wrote, “This is practically impossible as [...]

It’s All About ME!

May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

For some of you, the title of this article may fly in the face of what you have read about successful leaders – that they need to have specific attributes and style to be successful, or that they create such high-performing teams that they become unnecessary. Although there are certainly common attributes of successful leaders, [...]


April 6th, 2016|blog|

"I praise loudly. I blame softly."  ~ Catherine the Great   I was working with a senior leadership team recently when the conversation turned to the importance of communication within their organization. We began talking about their culture of communication and what was considered “the norm.” As I asked how communication was used to give [...]

A Compelling Reason to Get Out of the Office … and Out of Your Comfort Zone!

January 17th, 2016|blog|

My heart is racing. The adrenalin is flowing. I’m trying to act brave, but inside I’m a bundle of nervous energy.   “Just lean back into the crevice and let go,” he says. I conceptually understand that I am in my safety harness and there is no way I am going to free-fall to the bottom [...]

Beyond the Ropes: Sharing Your Life Story

November 10th, 2015|blog|

Say “team-building” and most people immediately think of the annual golf outing or groan and roll their eyes, thinking, “Here we go again, they are going to blindfold me and have my colleagues catch me as I fall backwards.” The premise is that team-building events drive camaraderie (for example, those golf outings where you essentially [...]