January 12, 2019

Embrace the Suck – deal with it or live with it but don’t whine about it

Embrace the Suck: To consciously accept or appreciate something that is extremely unpleasant but unavoidable (Wiktionary) While flying back home from our Certified Values Coach Mentor […]
January 7, 2019

Prepare for What You Pray For

You have no doubt heard the saying “Be careful what you pray for because you just might get it.” Peter Drucker, the man who is credited […]
January 4, 2019

The Passing of a Uniquely Authentic Leader Who Set a Very High Bar for Cultural Excellence

Herb Kelleher was a first class leader who created an airline that did not need a first class section If I see something I really like, […]
January 3, 2019

Kick the Tires to Avoid “Program of the Month” Syndrome

One often hears the term “program of the month” to describe a failed initiative to change an organization’s culture. In such cases, though, it is rarely […]
December 28, 2018

TBSSSNQ – a Powerful Formula for Setting Your 2019 Goals

Over the past several days I received two email newsletters telling me how to set my goals and resolutions for the New Year that is fast […]
December 25, 2018

Give Yourself These Gifts Today

Over the past week I’ve described several of the most effective techniques we’ve developed to help people be more Authentic (Core Action Value #1 in our […]
December 22, 2018

Remember a Better Past by Reframining Memories

Every historian knows that the past is what you choose to remember and how you choose to remember it. A history class in the United States […]
December 19, 2018

Choose Your Time Zone Wisely

The past is an immutable memory. The future is an unseeable dream. The present is a visible experience – the only time zone where your attention […]
December 18, 2018

Brick Walls and the Laws of Adversity

These are the Laws of Adversity. Understand that adversity will come and be ready to grow from the strength and wisdom you will gain from it. […]
December 10, 2018

A Powerful Technique for Leaving Behind Your Emotional Baggage

Why is it so hard to set aside this emotional baggage? For one reason, it’s invisible, and how do you let go of something you can’t […]
December 4, 2018

Stop the Anxiety-Depression Ping-Pong Game and Expand the Boundaries of Your Comfort Zone

I was recently trying to help somebody who has been careening between anxiety and depression. This inner emotional ping-pong game has her paralyzed. She knows what […]
November 23, 2018

You Don’t have to be the Lead Dog to be a Leader

Have you heard the saying that unless you’re the lead dog the view is terrible (or some variation)? As you can see from the picture above […]
November 22, 2018

Symphony for a Hungry Old Man – A Thanksgiving Message

Every year on Thanksgiving day I share this story. I hope you will enjoy it. The blue jay and the cardinal made their livings in the […]
November 21, 2018

What to say when someone calls you Pollyanna

Thank you. Now go read the book, or watch the movie, about Pollyanna. In that story, you have a community that’s been torn apart. There is […]
November 20, 2018

If You Lose Hope, Look Farther Down the Road

The 23rd Psalm says to walk through the valley of the shadow, not to take up permanent residence “Hope” is the thing with feathers / That […]