I just returned from a two-week holiday in South Africa and Zimbabwe. It was an amazing, thrilling and reflective time for me. I purposefully unplugged from my iPhone and iPad. This trip has been on my bucket list for a long time. I wanted to ensure that I was present so that I could immerse […]Read More
When was the last time you gave yourself a break from the day to day activities that consume you at work? I work with a lot of busy executives and many of them find it difficult to stop, pause and take a break from the action. One of the reasons it is so difficult is […]Read More Leadership, self-awareness
Commitments! What are You Committed to?
I am privileged to know a remarkable young man, Roger Stewart-Frederick. Roger is a personal trainer at my health club. He is also the wrestling coach at a prestigious high school in the D.C. area, an accomplished Roman Greco and freestyle wrestler who competed on the world stage. Roger has succeeded in life despite being […]Read More commitment, Roger Stewart-Frederick, wrestling
FEAR – What weighs you down?
I have been back for two weeks from the conference. It was thought provoking and stimulating. At the conference there was a display that allowed conference attendees to express their biggest fear on a rock and carry it around for a day to feel its weight. The next day as conference attendees placed their rocks […]Read More
Do you play the victim or hero in the way you lead your life. An inspiring story!
Do you play the victim or the hero in the way you lead your life? Are you just surviving or are you thriving as a leader? Does fear grip you from doing what you want to do? Do you take responsibility for your actions or do you blame others for your circumstances? Answers to […]Read More Amanda Lindhout
Fail to the Redskins!
“Hail to the Redskins” is the football team’s fight song. The Redskins are a proud NFL franchise and have a wonderful history of success. However, since Daniel Snyder took over as owner of the organization it has been a joke around the league. I don’t say Hail to the Redskins, I say Fail to the […]Read More
Leaders, what questions are you asking?
I met with a leader this past week who was very frustrated with his team and their hesitation or resistance to provide meaningful perspectives and insights about an important issue facing the organization. We talked about the meeting and what he was observing about his behaviors and actions. With some probing, he was able […]Read More Leadership
Leadership is an Inside Game
“Only by knowing yourself can you become an effective leader”? Vince Lombardi, one of the NFL’s greatest coaches built his success as a person, coach and leader on this simple yet profound statement. For him, and for all of us it begins with self-knowledge and a key understanding of our core values and who […]Read More
Happy New Year? What will you do to develop your leadership this year?
Happy New Year! Take time for yourself and reflect on your leadership before Monday. Here we go again. A new year with new challenges and opportunities for us personally and for our organizations. Many of you have completed your business plan, SWOT analysis and budget for the new year. This process is well engrained […]Read More
Leadership Lessons from Chicago Cubs’ skipper Joe Maddon
As a diehard Cub fan I was disappointed that my beloved team fell short of making it to the World Series. We were beat by a better team in the National League Championship Series. As much as the pundits want to say, there is a curse, a black cat or Bartman is to blame, […]Read More