Meetings that Can Change Everything, Part III

Published August 22nd, 2011 in Blog, Leadership

I was stunned recently when a long-time client called to say, “Our team is not functioning well. We need help…soon.” While it’s not uncommon to hear a team is struggling to be effective, it was a huge surprise with this particular group. I’d been working with them for many years and had always known them […]


Victory Meeting

Published August 7th, 2011 in Blog, Motivation

I’ve had several people tell me they have never been invited to a victory meeting. Consider yourself invited. Click here to join the victory meeting on Friday. Hope to see you there.  


Meetings that Can Change…Everything (Part 1)

Published August 5th, 2011 in Blog, Leadership, Motivation

Most of us can probably relate to meeting “overload.” One study suggests that managers spend 30% – 40% of their time in meetings! Even more staggering is the fact that much of that meeting time is considered a total waste of time. Still, there are meetings that will make a difference. I believe there are […]


Puzzling Lessons

Published May 16th, 2011 in Blog, Career Moves, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

We can learn a lot about each other and ourselves by putting together a jigsaw puzzle. I can still remember the puzzles of my childhood. It was a tradition around the holidays to set one up and work on it a little at a time. We reveled in finding a really hard puzzle for my […]


Where Are You?

Published December 4th, 2010 in Blog, Motivation, Strategies and Hints

As a student of strategy, I search for the future. I am also grounded in the present. One eye on here and one eye on there – constantly measuring the gap between those two places and calculating the next steps. It is important to know where you are and where you are going. I think […]


A Chance to Touch Forever

Published October 4th, 2010 in Blog, Mentoring, Motivation

May 2011: An exciting update to this post. Dr. Peter Wu, featured in the story below is named SAMPE fellow. This is an honor only three other scientists around the world will receive this year. Congratulations Dr. Wu, you indeed touch humanity and change the world. Your story is still inspiring me. Last week was […]


Let Your Objectives Drive

Published July 2nd, 2010 in Blog, Strategies and Hints

Welcome back! Thank you for the great interaction on Facebook regarding the post “Emotions Make Bad Drivers.” As always, your comments add a depth to the discussion that is refreshing and thought provoking. We left the disgruntled employee plotting her “I’ll-Show-You” strategy after receiving critical feedback from her supervisor. (If you’ve not read the story, […]