5 Ways for Executives to be Less Operational and More Strategic

    As we ponder what 2018 will bring, an adage comes to mind: the only thing that’s certain is change. You can plan and prepare all you want, but the best way to be agile in a shifting environment is to stay connected to the undercurrent of emerging events and patterns – and utilize

Have You Leveraged the Gifts from 2017 That Will Make 2018 Extraordinary?

  Well, the dust is finally settling, and the holiday decorations are (almost) packed up and put away for next year. For many, the holidays are a frenzied time – a rush to the finish line that has adrenaline spiking for days on end. Between running around trying to find the perfect gifts to sending

Why Letting Go of the Old Helps You Succeed With the New (and How to Do It)

  What is it that you are longing to create in the coming year? And what do you need to let go of in order to allow it to fully take root? Every year, we are encouraged to set New Year’s resolutions. We are a goal driven society that is conditioned to seek more. Our egos desire

Ringing in the New Year: Why Looking Back is as Vital as Looking Ahead

  There is something magical about being at the threshold of a new year. It is like climbing to the top long staircase to find ourselves on a landing, standing before a large glimmering door just waiting to be opened. As we look down, we realize how far we have climbed to get here. Yet,

Why Believing Is Seeing – Regardless Of Proof

  One day when my kids were younger, they had a play date with some friends. I heard one of them telling the other that Santa Claus wasn’t real. My son, who was eight years old at the time, vehemently defended the jolly old man, with elaborate explanations of why something not easily proven was worth

How to Create Moments of Meaning (Even in the Midst of Mania)

  “You ready for the holidays?” It’s a question people often ask each other this time of year. I don’t know if I’m ever ready – from the standpoint of having all the boxes checked, anyway. I know there are people out there – you may be one of them – who finished their holiday shopping

Give Presence: 3 Steps for Creating the Gift That Everyone Needs Most

  As we move through the holiday season and approach the end of the calendar year, people often find themselves in a bit of a frenzy racing from one activity to the next, their heads filled with chatter and a continually growing list of things to do. It is easy to lose ourselves in a

Three Perilous Pitfalls You Can Avoid by Leveraging the Power of a Mastermind

  Imagine holding handfuls of puzzle pieces that you are trying to assemble, without having access to the box that illustrates the finished picture. Around you are others who find themselves in the same predicament. You all hold pieces of each other’s puzzles. And you also have the ability to help each other tune into

How to Leverage the Power of Gratitude in Your Career

  The Thanksgiving season naturally lends itself to recognizing what we have to be grateful for. Health, family, friends, and prosperity are among the most commonly cited blessings. What comes most easily to mind are the warm, fuzzy areas of our lives that naturally lend themselves to feelings of appreciation. But the power of gratitude

3 Tips for Stepping Bravely into Your Next Opportunity

  Do you ever feel like you are on the verge of something you’re not sure you are ready for? Perhaps you’ve been given a chance to do something you’ve always wanted to do, or you recognize a need that you have the unique ability to meet – but it requires that you step out