Now Hiring: Prior Waiters and Waitresses

March 27th, 2012

We can learn something from everyone – of this I am certain. Many of you know how diligently I follow the New York Times column, “The Corner Office”. Recently, Amy Astley, editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, was his executive interview. Her philosophy is interesting and current. What are folks looking for from today’s workforce and budding executive ranks?

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Who Owns it?

March 13th, 2012

Many of my clients have voiced concern relative to lack of accountability in their company, school or non-profit organizations. They lament to me about lack of ownership, true buy-in from their teams, and taking responsibility for the end game throughout the organization. What’s up with that?

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One Word Resolutions

January 3rd, 2012

As we enter 2012, many of us engage in individual (and collective) plans for continued growth and ongoing improvement. This ritual of writing New Year’s resolutions – from my experience – can quickly turn into depressing, heavy albatrosses hanging around our necks by the second week…or even the second day of the new year!!

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Another Top Ten List for Success!

December 25th, 2011

Bull & Bear Essentials offers an excellent list of top ten tips for success in life. These tips were consolidated from a series of interviews which Barbara Walters conducted with four billionaires. Those who have heard me speak over the past few years and/or read my blogs will recognize some familiar themes. I have highlighted those which resonate with a few key points from my recently published book, “Is This Seat Taken?”

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The Courage to Take the First – and the Last – Step

November 4th, 2011

As many of you know, my first book, “Is This Seat Taken?” was released this week on 11/1/11. This story book is a collection of highly personal vignettes from my life as a global traveler over the years. My intention in remembering and sharing these stories is simply to highlight the wisdom of the many virtually invisible people who cross our paths each and every day. The only prerequisite to benefit from these individuals is for us to be awake in the present moment to hear and see what is right in front of us. These insights helped me on my own individual road to alignment.

But writing a book is not for the faint of heart.

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Tips From a PGA Caddy

October 20th, 2011

On a recent American Airlines flight, I was reading an article about PGA Tour caddy John Wood, and I thought a few of his tips were relevant for business, as well as our golf game.

Each of these tips on how to play like a pro golfer are easy to offer, but hard to do! Guess that is why there is only one Tiger Woods; yet there are still plenty of strong golfers in the world.

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The 10 Commandments of Steve

October 7th, 2011

Newsweek published a fabulous article on Steve Jobs’ creative genius a few months ago. The top 10 tips from his playbook follow. They are very insightful, and can be helpful for any of us embarking upon a opportunity which commands “out of box” thinking and management of a creative process. These tips are not for every situation within an organization; however, when trying to stimulate and inspire new “green field” ideas, they are spot on…

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Are you Stuck?

February 28th, 2011

Ever felt stuck? It’s not a fun place to be and can inhibit creativity and productivity. When we find ourselves ‘stuck in a rut,’ what are a few things we can consider to break the log jam? Try changing the way we interpret the sensations which come with feeling ‘stuck.’ Many of my clients have […]

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