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The Daily Bread of Leadership

February 23, 2014

As long as we make leadership something bigger than us…beyond us, as long as we make it about changing the world, we give ourselves an excuse not to expect leadership everyday from ourselves and each other. Sometimes we come across a stranger who astonishingly reflects the way we think and what we believe. When it […]


The Dreaded Performance Review

February 10, 2014

You’ve begun to feel discomfort and anxiety over one or more dreaded performance reviews on your to-do list. What makes some performance reviews so difficult and what can we try to take some of the anxiety away? Here’s a take on the five most challenging performance review scenarios.  The first two are the most obvious: […]


‘This is the way I am.’ ‘This is just how I am.’ I sit and listen to the leader across from me utter statements like these, definitively. Case closed, mind closed—at least for the moment. Embedded in these statements is the unspoken but perhaps suggested or felt, ‘I can’t change,’ or ‘I’m not sure I […]


I agree wholeheartedly with the CEO of a long-standing client who said, ‘The most important task of leadership is developing people.’  We all nod in agreement. Intellectually, we ‘get’ that there’s no smarter way to equip ourselves and our organizations for ongoing uncertainty and a continuing complex future. Imagine a world where everyone around you […]


Solving The 84th Problem

December 1, 2013

Can you recall an ‘aha’ moment that created a real difference in your life or leadership? I’d like to share one I had 2 weeks ago. Doing research for my last coaching moment I happened upon a parable. This simple story packs a punch. Here’s an edited version of The 84th Problem: A former well-to-do farmer travels to […]


We’re all Living in the Gap

November 18, 2013

We all find ourselves Living in the Gap. It’s that often wide, unsettled space between what currently is and what we would like it to be. In North America, we’ve had the good fortune to exist well beyond basic survival, providing us the luxury to dream—to aspire.   We are a culture of strivers. Our […]