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What Will You Do?

"I didn't really learn anything...new." (ugh) I was wrapping up a session, going around the room and asking folks what they'd learned from our time together.  I care, a lot, about making sure the people I coach get something that's meaningful…
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Are You Direct or Indirect?

"It cost us $8,000," Ben said. He was talking about a situation where he " was just talking through things out loud" and "the next thing you know, things got done."  (The thing that got done was unapproved rental of a very expensive…
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A Tale of Two Events

Let me tell you about two events I was fortunate enough to attend over the past few months. Let's call them Event A and Event B. They had the same mission; to gain support from the business community to develop leaders for the greater good…
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Are You on Edge?

These are my toes in the sand, next to my dad's. (It's a little blurry because we were trying to maintain balance at high tide on vacation last week) It's a privilege to spend time with him.  The older I get, the more aware I am of…

I'm Sorry for What I Thought When I Looked at Your Website

"HA! See, she isn't perfect. Her site isn't even formatted correctly." I'd like to tell you I had a better reaction, but that wouldn't be the truth. I'm committed to telling you the truth, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Last week, my…

To Possess High Ideals and Attain Somewhat Unto Them

Last week, I was lucky enough to speak with the women of Alpha Gamma Delta at their Golden Convention in San Antonio, Texas. To say I was excited to be there would be an understatement. Being able to speak to others is a privilege  I don't…

"I Hope I'll Get in a Car Wreck on the Way There"

Ouch. My client said it half-jokingly, but there was an element of truth in her words. She was talking about preparing for a speech. She went on; "My heart pounds when it's my turn to speak at work. Even when we're just doing introductions…

What the H$#@ is an SEO?

So, I got this text from my buddy Jason the other day.     Before we go on, let me give you some context.   Jason and I have had many conversations about how acronyms make communication difficult in organizations. …

When Do I Share My Story?

When I started this blog, I intended to stay away from things that were "too heavy" and "too personal."  I immediately found that my style doesn't lend itself to being anything but personal, so that was a fail.  Too heavy? That's something…