The late great Dr. Susan Jeffers was a renowned psychologist, a friend, and author of the classic book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. Susan used to advise people to "pick up the mirror instead of the microscope." Meaning: take a good look at yourself before you start turning a critical eye on others.
Summer gets me thinking of lazy days at the beach or backyard, sipping rosé, and just hanging out. Thinking, but not necessarily doing.
I danced my way through school: ballet in elementary, tap in high school and contemporary in college. I had some great teachers, but my all-time favorite taught me not just about dance, but about life.
I have a friend who is a font of ingenious ideas, none of which will ever see the light of day. He's a wonderful guy and inspires a lot of people, but the truth is, he's more talk than action. A total dreamer.
How do we know if the message we're sending is the message that others are receiving? Check out the following communication killers.
Not everyone is born confident and comfortable when it comes to making meaningful connections with others.
One of my guilty pleasures is watching home design shows, the messier the better. (Hey, no judging!) On one series, families choose between staying in their old house with a slight remodel...
Italian immigrant Sam Rodia spent more than thirty years constructing the Watts Towers - a surprisingly graceful maze of seventeen interconnected sculptures - in the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles.
As a coach, I'm frequently asked to help both up-and-coming and senior leaders enhance their executive presence, that elusive but unmistakable quality that makes others sit up and take notice.
I just returned from a graduation ceremony in Washington D.C. It got me thinking about what advice would have been helpful to me coming out of high school or college.
When I was hired as head of PR and corporate communications for Universal’s worldwide television group, the company was in a major transition.
You probably understand that organizations need a "why message" to create emotional links with customers, clients, and colleagues.
With end-of-year projects, holiday shopping, and more calories than you care to count, your sense of work-life balance may be more out of whack than ever.
Change is a good thing, but too much change all at once can wear out even the hardiest team member.
With as much time as most of us spend on the job, it’s important to honor our unique personalities and preferences where we can.
We all have something in our private mythology that makes us feel special, but is known only to those closest to us.
You don't always need a formal 360 Assessment to see how other see you. Try this simple strategy to determine other's perceptions of you...
Are you still using the old "praise sandwich" model of giving feedback? That is, sandwiching your criticism between two slices of praise. If so, it's time to ditch the sandwich in favor of Fearless Feedback.
My book Capture the Mindshare explores seven actions critical for organizational success: Clarify, Commit, Collaborate, Connect, Compete, Communicate, and Contribute. But there's one more "C" that is equally important and that is Courage, though perhaps it should be Cabbage. Here's why...
The most significant - and often overlooked - element in the workplace today, hope is the critical component that drives success.