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To Change or Not to Change? That is the Question.

"Action and reaction, ebb and flow, trial and error, change - this is the rhythm of living. Out of our over-confidence, fear. Out of our fear, clearer vision, fresh hope. And out of hope, progress." ~ Bruce Barton I have been exploring the question, "Is change good or bad?" I'm finding the answer is consistently "Yes." [...]

By |March 14th, 2018|Categories: Change|0 Comments

A Bit of Wisdom from Gutsy Leaders

As Mitchell Levy, The AHA Guy, states in the forward of my newly released Gutsy Leaders: 140 Bits of Wisdom on How to Build Teams with Vision and Compassion, "Gutsy leaders are human. They live and act in alignment with their values and with the traits of authenticity, integrity, and trustworthiness. They are fun to [...]

My Quest for Leadership

"The familiar life horizon has been outgrown; the old concepts, ideals and emotional patterns no longer fit; the time for the passing of a threshold is at hand" ~Joseph Campbell A few years ago I participated in a wonderful three and one-half day retreat with an organization called Rites of Passage. This retreat called Quest [...]

By |February 27th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Authenticity: The Art of Being You

"How desperately difficult it is to be honest with oneself.  It is much easier to be honest with other people."~Edward F. Benson To be authentic is defined by dictionary.com to be trustworthy, honest, genuine, real. It is a particular way of dealing with the external world, while being faithful to our internal selves and our [...]

By |February 20th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

How Confrontational Intelligence Can Get You What You Want

Last year, I studied and was certified in Judith Glaser's Conversational Intelligence (C-IQ) work. In her teachings, she describes the Three Levels of Conversation as follows: • Level I is transactional. This is when we exchange information. You ask. I tell. Repeat. Reverse. And so goes the dance. This is simply giving instructions or directing someone. • [...]

Men Versus Women….Not!

“Women upset everything. When you let them into your life, you find that the woman is driving at one thing and you're driving at another.” George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) “Pygmalion” (1913) I spent many years of my career climbing the proverbial ladder in Corporate America. I did what I think is typical of [...]

By |February 6th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments