Category Archives: Leadership

Being in order to Become: A New Year’s Invitation

Welcome to 2018!   I’ve observed that the way we enter the year can have a strong impact on how the year unfolds. This year I offered all my clients a New Year’s gift on our initial calls these past few weeks.  I asked them to become intentional as they envision the year ahead.  We can’t choose what happens to us, but we can choose our attitudes and beliefs.  When we have clarity of intention around what matters, we can weather the tougher times when they do show up.  Like a compass, we can guide ourselves back to our true north …

Does Your Leadership Gift Include Your Presence?

I thought long and hard about how to wrap up this final post for the year.  It has been quite a year for many of us, experiencing big challenges, and also significant positive changes, sometimes all at the same time. As I reflected on what topic to choose, I return to that which has been a hallmark of my work as an executive coach; helping leaders transform themselves through presence so they can in turn transform others.  What began for me seven years ago as a whisper, has now become a shout.  Much has been written about the importance of …

Be a Leader Who Can Soar Beyond the Score!

It’s good to be back again writing these columns!  2017 proved to be quite a year; I prioritized mid-way through that these posts were discretionary, so I took a break from them.    The world kept spinning on its axis, (and I spun on my own).   I missed the process of distilling relevant ideas for leaders and influencers, and received some feedback that others missed them too.  So, I’m back to wrap up the year.  In 2018, we’ll launch with bi-weekly columns. I typically work with Founders and CEO’s of entrepreneurial, high-growth companies.  My clients possess vision, intelligence, curiosity, industry and …

Is Vision Enough?

I am privileged to work with entrepreneurs; Founders, CEO’s and their leadership teams.  I truly cherish the opportunity to help leaders bridge critical gaps in performance.  I enjoy helping them go “from where they are” to “where they want to be.” One critical gap I often see is when leaders need to transition from a visionary “founder” mindset.  To start a company, leaders need an unshakeable vision; they see the future, (even if others don’t).  Moreover, they are able and willing to personally drive everything —while being responsible for every decision.  This is what gets companies “out of the gate, …

How Artful is Your Leadership?

This last weekend I experienced a rare event; a completely new form of art!  In the exhibition, “The Art of the Brick,” we were treated to the genius of Nathan Sawaya, corporate lawyer turned Master Designer of Lego Sculptures.  What I saw totally amazed, delighted and thrilled me.  It seemed so obvious in retrospect, why hadn’t anyone before thought of making this kind of art entirely from Legos? Individuals who push through the boundaries of commonly held ways of seeing and believing, inspire us.   We all have the ability to do so, but why don’t we do it more …