It’s often a rarity, yet needed abundantly. The word isn’t uttered in the board room, yet if the principle were applied, it could transform the organization. It starts with one thought, one act, and one person. If everyone practiced it, conflict would be more tolerable, forgiveness would come sooner, and peace would rule. Am I
My husband tried to prepare me more than once, “You’ll leave something there, but you’ll take something far better out with you.” As we started the trek from the North Rim of the Grand Canyon at 5:30 a.m. with two of our five kids, his advice kept repeating in my head. Yes, I anticipated nature’s
I can hardly wait! As a “wanna be” chef, the thought of creating Thanksgiving dinner makes me excited beyond words. Cooking trumps many of my interests. It sets off a certain creativity within me that soothes my soul. The only recipe I’ll be following on Turkey Day is pumpkin pie – because that’s baking, not
“I’m comfortable with seat of the pants decision-making.” “It’s okay if I don’t have all of the answers when choosing an option.” “I would prefer to move forward to seize the opportunity, knowing I can make any needed adjustments later.” Your response to these statements tells you a lot about your approach to decision making.
I remember it well. I was sitting in my cubicle in my third career position at the document technology company I worked for when the sobering news broke. The date was October 18, 1987. Yes, the day some of us remember as Black Monday. Ironically, that same day as the stock market crashed hard, Tom
There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you had given. –Dale Carnegie One of the most sought-after competencies for our clients this year has been presentation presence skill development. I’m perplexed about what may be driving this uptick.
Oh what power the giftie gie us, to see ourselves as others see us…” Robert Burns This line from a famous 18th Century Scottish poet claims it’s a gift to be able to see ourselves through the eyes of others. Seeing the strengths as well as the areas we need to improve is imperative to
This title line is way too familiar to those of you with small children who have traveled in the car on vacation or another local “exciting” destination like Chucky Cheese, Worlds of Fun or Disney. When we step outside of this childlike mindset, the concept applies to the way we view and approach life and
In the swim leg of triathlons, it’s an aquatic battlefield. Many choose to swim close to the buoys in what appears to be the most direct course or beside faster swimmers in the hope of picking up a draft to accelerate their speed. In the sea of flailing bodies you risk a bloody nose, a
Resilience is the strength and speed of our response to adversity – and we can build it. It isn’t about having a backbone. It’s about strengthening the muscles around our backbone. Sheryl Sandberg Sandberg, the COO of Facebook and author of the bestseller, LEAN IN, was in KC recently celebrating the launch of her latest