Ever heard that old saying that ‘ideas are a dime a dozen’? Well, what that actually means is that having a great idea is worthless unless it gets executed and generates a desired outcome. The value for the business or the organization isn’t in the idea itself but in 1) how well it is aligned […]
One of my clients recently told me that after 27 years of marriage her husband has just asked for a divorce. Apparently he had been miserable for the last 15 of those 27 years. ‘No’, she didn’t see any signs of his unhappiness but then again, she admitted that she’s been pretty caught up in […]
Feeling stuck? Want the secret to more satisfaction, creativity and meaningful relationships in your life? It’s simple. It’s very hard to do, but it’s simple. Here it is: Judge less! We judge constantly and aren’t even aware of it most of the time. ‘I don’t like that.’ ‘I do like this.’ ‘I agree with them. […]
I recently met with a new coaching client, a leader of an NGO, to better understand her leadership challenges. I had been asked by her Board to support her in hitting the goals and milestones she had been repeatedly missing in the past year. The conversation ended up being mostly her one-sided rant about how […]
I recently led a leadership program for an international group of technical managers. We met by phone on the same day and at the same time for eight weeks in a row. One of the explicit promises we made to each other was that we would be on time and fully present for every call. […]
Are you satisfied? If you didn’t answer yes, don’t dismay. For the most part we human beings don’t do ‘satisfied’ very well. Soon after we get the thing we wanted, we start wanting something else. We start thinking that something else is missing or needed in order for life to turn out.
Because you are human, you have a story about who you are, where you fit into the world, what you can accomplish, what you want, what you can’t do, what you aren’t good at, etc. Maybe that’s obvious to you. What isn’t so obvious is that whatever story you are currently telling you about yourself […]
Every human being sees the world from a unique reference point that shapes the way they think and take action in life. That’s true for you, too. The way you think about things and interact with others is what you learned to do – the habits you developed. These habits are pretty much “automatic” or […]