The Coronavirus Squeeze

When you squeeze an orange, what comes out? Inspirational author and speaker Wayne Dyer used an orange to demonstrate what happens when tough times pressure us. Here’s a recap of the conversation he had with a young man who was sitting in the front row during a lecture he gave, taken from one of Dyer’s … Continue reading The Coronavirus Squeeze

Crisis Management Mindset

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The Dow plunges 2,000 points. Coronavirus is coming to your hometown. What do you do? Do you rush into action or stand still and assess the evidence? Do you ruminate in your mind about what has happened? Do you stressfully talk about what could happen? Or do you steadily move forward with workable actions to … Continue reading Crisis Management Mindset

Gratitude-A Culture Strategy

Thanksgiving is a traditional time of year we stop and metaphorically “smell the roses” giving thanks and appreciation for what we have. What if gratitude were a strategy for better work as well as a better life? It can be. Especially in the areas where entitlement and low engagement are an issue. Gratitude increases positive … Continue reading Gratitude-A Culture Strategy

Success Is Like Making A Good Omelet

Who doesn’t love a good omelet? A fluffy creation bursting with flavor from your favorite ingredients? When you think about it now, were you ever concerned about the eggs that had to be cracked in order for you to have the omelet of your dreams? No? My point, exactly. Let me explain. One of my earliest … Continue reading Success Is Like Making A Good Omelet

How to Jumpstart Change

When you ask someone, “How’s it going?” Most people say “okay, getting by, managing alright.” It seems as though for most of us, there is so much to juggle that we hardly have time to think about developing a career and life experience that would have us shouting out an answer such as, “spectacular, outstanding, … Continue reading How to Jumpstart Change

Learning to Fly is the Hardest Thing.

Have you ever tried to make a big change that you really want, but can’t seem to sustain the smaller changes in choice and action needed? Sounds frustrating. How does a bird learn to fly? How do we learn to fly? To take off in flight towards our goals? To say it more practically, how … Continue reading Learning to Fly is the Hardest Thing.

What Does Authenticity Mean?

Authenticity is being true to who we are and not trying to imitate someone else. When we walk our talk, others take note and listen. They trust us because we are consistent in our words and actions. Trust allows deeper,  more rewarding and fruitful relationships. Whether you are leading yourself, teams of people at work, … Continue reading What Does Authenticity Mean?

The Games We Play

Who do you compete against? Other people or yourself? Whatever your answer, how can you use this to help you achieve more of what you want? For some, competing in business or sports is a thrilling game played with formidable opponents. It reflects a combination of strategy and skill. For others, competition is about being … Continue reading The Games We Play