Little & Big Things

Published May 8th, 2017 in Blog, Leadership, Motivation

I love crossing things off my ‘to-do’ list. At that very second (I am told) there is a feels-so-satisfying dopamine hit to the brain. It feels so good, it gets addicting. We can spend our days checking the list, crossing things off – searching for that temporary reward, without touching things that really matter.  It’s quite possible […]


Compliance Will Never Take You Where Commitment Can Go

Published June 19th, 2013 in Blog, Leadership

What is the first thing that jumps to mind when you hear the question: “Who is accountable for this?” It’s an interesting experiment to ask people for their personal definition of “accountability.” I’ve heard everything from, “responsibility” to “blame.” Some people describe accountability as a quality or characteristic; others frame it as finger pointing, obligation […]


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 […]


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 […]