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    ‘Fast Forward’ Your Success with a Coach: 5 Essential Questions to Find a Fit!

    To succeed in work and life, it’s often assumed that talent, drive and a few lucky breaks can be enough to move you closer to your goals. After all, don’t smart people succeed by “figuring things out”? By working harder than everyone else?  By finding the proverbial “hand up” from supportive mentors? The answer is yes – AND… People determined…   read more »

    4 Essential People You Need on Your Team

    So far, my inbox in this new year includes a deluge of promises and special offers, including creative ways to tackle to-do lists, make more money, and achieve all of my dreams. Many offer pretty solid advice. But there’s been something missing as I’ve scanned the deluge of incoming pitches, it’s easy to start believing it’s all up to you. That ever-present myth that all…   read more »

    What Has To Change?

    “The more I push, the more they complain.” I could hear my client’s frustration, he said almost giving up, “The angrier I get, the less I see in my team.” You know what’s ironic? The change we want for others, has to start with us. People around you are going to keep doing what they’ve been doing or not doing,…   read more »

    Walking the Tightrope

      When teaching leaders about the need to become highly effective influencers, somebody inevitably asks me the following question:  “When does influence become manipulation”? It’s a fair and important question, because influence can easily lapse into manipulation, and any of us can quickly fall off that “tightrope” as we walk the fine line between the two. Let’s look at definitions…   read more »

    4 Tips for Powerful Presentations

    Looking to polish your presentation skills?  Check out these 4  simple strategies you can apply immediately to be more powerful and effective in any setting!

    Three Practices to Fight the “Scarcity” Mindset

      Even though we live in the richest country in the world, having a ” scarcity mindset” is common. The root of scarcity is not facts –  it’s fear ; fear of “not having enough”,fear of  not being in control and of things we can’t control, fear of being needy and even a fear of having to rely on others….   read more »

    Career Accelerator #4 Traveling Partners

    Traveling Partners to Accelerate Your Career So much of our American culture makes me proud; the pure grit, inventiveness and  desire ( though not yet fully realized ) to allow every individual to flourish. But when it comes to our careers, rugged individualism is a myth. When I look at my journey, it’s so clear that I stand on the…   read more »

    Career Accelerator #2 Making a Map

      In my last post I shared the crucial need for each of us to have our own personal compass to navigate the terrain of a career transitions. Our personal values and strengths form a reliable compass which helps us to make the trek successfully. But finding your ideal career fit also requires an updated “map” that defines the terrain….   read more »

    Deconstruct to Reconstruct

            Last Friday four muscular young guys arrived at our house and started in; it was finally time to re-roof. After years of patching and economizing we really needed to do it. So, they started in with fervor as they ripped off the 22 year old shakes and took it down to the framing and insulation. The house looked startlingly naked….   read more »

    Reawakening Your Passion for Work

    Need to reawaken your passion for your work or life in general? Need a nudge to face the truth that your work or life isn’t really ‘working’? After reading this article, no matter where you are at in life and in work, try and answer these three questions for yourself; 1.  Am I feeling trapped, “stuck” or bored in my…   read more »