Are You Solving The Right Problem?

The other day, I had a discussion with a client who was fixated on the fact that their request to fill a position had been denied as the company is in a hiring freeze. He was passionate about how this corporate imperative was going to impede his ability to achieve his goals and that every […]

How to Effectively Engage Your Stakeholders

Recently I received an invitation from a fellow islander to a meeting to discuss the proposed expansion of the local oyster farm. This individual was very concerned about the impact this business would have on the island and had, in fact, asked me to sign a petition against it. I politely declined sharing that I […]

Analysis Paralysis or Due Diligence?

Where is the line between paralysis by analysis and proper due diligence? How much research and reflection is enough? This is the issue I am struggling with at the moment. So, how did I get here? A few weeks ago, during a meeting with an accountability partner, I began talking about my transition from the […]

What Does it Mean to Rehumanize Work?

I’ve recently begun rereading Brene Brown’s book, “Daring Greatly.” In the introduction, she says, “If we want to reignite innovation and passion, we have to re-humanize work. When shame becomes a management style, engagement dies. When failure is not an option we can forget about learning, creativity, and innovation.” This got me thinking about what […]

5 Signs You Are Stifling Your Employees

As a leader, particularly in times of stress, it can be easy to lean into a more directive or authoritative style of leadership. And, in those circumstances, it may be perfectly appropriate to leverage those styles. There is, though, an impact if this becomes the default. What are some of the signs that you might […]

Thank You for Your Advice, but I Wasn’t Asking

Twice in the past few days, I’ve had conversations that devolved into unsolicited advice. The first was with a friend. We were talking about my transition from running the Center to being fully focused on my coaching practice. She immediately launched into a laundry list of things I should be doing/thinking about. I politely thanked […]

Unveiling the Power of Recognizing Your Progress

Sometimes we are so deep in it that we don’t realize how much progress we’ve actually made. Let me give you an example as recounted by a friend. This past weekend she witnessed a master-class dialogue between her husband and daughter. To say that her daughter has had a challenging year would be an understatement. […]

The Power of One More Hour

I’ve yet to meet someone who says, “I have oodles of discretionary time.” Rather, most of the professionals I work with struggle to get everything on their overflowing “to-do list” done. When we do the work to identify what success means for them, they are sometimes confronted with the reality that there is dissonance between […]

5 Questions to Bring Clarity to Your Vision

“I want to get promoted.” Sound familiar? So many of the folks I speak with see this as the road to success. And, it may well be. But it’s worth questioning where that road leads to. That’s where having a vision comes in handy. Sometimes, though, the question, “What’s your vision for your life?” can […]

Understanding What Triggers You

A few weeks ago, I got completely hijacked by my fundamental needs. I thought it might be helpful for you to see just how easily it can happen, and how important it is to recognize that this is what is happening. In recognizing it, you are able to determine what you need to do to […]