Transitions Are Forever

“We’re in transition right now.” I should hope so!  Companies are always in transition; if they weren’t, they’d be closed.  Often times, managers will hold out a carrot on a stick and say, “Just put up with what’s going on…

Buh Bye Blame Game

When things go wrong at the office, it’s easy to point the finger.  So easy in fact that it's the default action.  It’s also counterproductive.  Finger pointing creates an atmosphere of fear that destroys trust.  It’s helpful to identify…

Fear Based Management Can Set You Free

You’re called into the boss’s office.  When you get there, a colleague is waiting.  It’s clear neither of you have any idea what’s going on. Your boss looks at you, the recently promoted one, and says “We don't need her anymore,…

The Mistreaters Journey

The full moon is in full force this week and people are mistreating others all around.  Here’s the thing about mistreatment: It’s real. It’s unnecessary. And it has little to do with those who are being mistreated. The Mistreater’s…

When your only companion is the television

Ah the glamorous life of the solopreneur.  The freedom to lead a webinar in your skivvies.  To roll out of bed when you’re good and ready.  To pick your nose freely.  To talk to your plants just to hear yourself.  To procrastinate the…

The STB's suck

Does your life match what you envisioned it would look like?  Are there things you expected that haven’t happened?  Do you torture yourself about those things?  They have a name: The Supposed To Be’s.  I call it the STB tool and your…

BOD, Baby. BOD.

"Don't build a bridge if you want to use the pillars of doubt and suspicion." – Tasneem Hameed   The number one indicator of a healthy organization is the practice of Benefit Of The Doubt. It’s also a tool you can use to shift a…

An Ode to Crossing Guards

 “The closest thing to being cared for is to care for someone else.”  – Carson McCullers, The Square Root of Wonderful The silent source of comfort to parents everywhere, the crossing guards are there to make sure our kids cross…

In Gratitude

Thank you for being you. Thank you for being real. Thank you for honoring your heart. Thank you for showing compassion for yourself and for others, in that order. Thank you for accepting who you are and seeing your own unique beauty. Thank…

What's Your Take On This?

When we treat ourselves like machines, the end result is always mediocrity. – Todd Henry, The Accidental Creative and Die Empty I was lucky to meet Todd Henry, the two-time author, this week.  He was speaking at a colleague’s workplace…