The saying Seeing is Believing has been used since biblical times. Most of us follow this philosophy in business. We want to see the financials and understand the successes and failures. Yet then, why, at times, do we turn a blind eye to our employees? This thought came over me as I was re-reading the book Leaders Eat Last… Continue reading Do you SEE the people in your organization?
As I reflect on my career, I find it amazing how biased we all can be. We judge, critique, and make assumptions. I've had leadership "critique" me and make assumptions without personally knowing me. Most of the assumptions that stuck were unrelated to my work performance. She has no creativity or people skills because she is… Continue reading Stick and Stones…
In the last years, I have watched my kids learning to water ski. They would fall and fail but would continue to get up. They kept trying until they succeeded, and all the time we were there cheering them on. It's funny how we change as adults. How often will you continue to try after… Continue reading Failure as a Stepping Stone
For those of you that have been Muskie fishing, you will know what I’m talking about. The Muskie is the elusive fish of the North; they are known as the fish of 10,000 casts. The day starts so well. You get out on the boat, and you pick your favorite lure. My lure is usually… Continue reading Patience, Winning and Celebrating
At a young age, we are often asked by others, "what do you want to do when you grow up?" I know I'm asking my teens this question, and I continue to ask this when I coach adults. The irony is that if they asked me this question, I would not have 100% clarity. Twenty… Continue reading RAPPP to Find Your Mid Career Path
The morning grind is something that most of us feel. We brew our ground coffee or go to a coffee shop, and we head into work. Who is drinking the coffee these days? "Bloomberg’s report cited research that says millennials consume 44 percent of coffee in the United States." (1) Today's coffee trend may be offering… Continue reading Will our Morning Coffee bring us together?
While attending school, most of us have heard this at one time or another, “Show your work.” While this was a good idea and easy in school, showing your work has become more and more difficult as an adult. Showing your work (your creativity) can now impart anxiety because it leaves us open to judgment… Continue reading Show Your Work & Creativity