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Are You on the Right Path?

My teenage son just returned from a long hiking trip. He was on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina–his first “real” hiking trip with backpack, tent, food, first aid kit, etc. (He learned that raw eggs don’t travel well even if you have a burner to cook them.) As a mother, I was concerned he […]

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My Daily Coach App Now Available for Leaders

Finally…I’ve created a simple mobile app to help you jump start each day with a little thought or question to prompt ideas and actions throughout 2015. It’s designed for busy executives, business owners and leaders who want to grow their business and themselves. If you’ve been following my work for a few years, you may […]

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Is your insecurity showing?

“I thought I was ready, but had no idea what I was getting myself into. What if I’m not really cut out for this?” No matter how much experience you’ve had, it’s easy to doubt yourself and wonder if you’re “good enough” to get to the next level. In working with many leaders over the […]

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What to do when you hit a roadblock

On the path to improvement, there’s one thing for certain–you’re going to hit a roadblock. It’s inevitable. Could be a number of reasons: Perhaps you fall back into patterns that give you problems in the first place. Human beings are creatures of habit. (“I’m doing what I know how to do on autopilot.”) Maybe you […]

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What’s inside the next one?

Every winter I recall vivid memories of my childhood when our family lived in Boston. (Since most of my life has been spent in the south, snow related memories stand out.) I was in kindergarten. My dad had gone away on what seemed like a very long trip. He was participating in the MIT Sloan […]

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Are you speeding up? (Radio interview included)

As you near the end of the year, you likely feel the need to speed up. I admit that I ‘crack the whip’ a bit more this time of year with clients (and with myself) to make sure the essential tasks are completed. I want to finish strong. I want clients to feel a sense […]

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Change the Conversation

With the New Year approaching, it’s only natural to be thinking about change.  As Margaret Wheatley said, “Real change begins with the simple act of people talking about what they care about.” But that’s not as easy as it sounds — at least not for many executives. It’s especially difficult when you’re dealing with the […]

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Three Questions to Ask When You Need to Lead — Not Referee

“I don’t have to referee anymore!” An elated executive I’ve been working with said he actually looked forward to going to work again.He had been dragging himself to the office for months feeling like he had to act like a parent to squabbling kids. Recently he let some long-time team members go.It was a painful […]

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Three Tips to Build Confidence as a Leader

How would you like to lead a critical meeting, have a difficult conversation or give a talk with greater ease? Where are YOU on the confidence scale? One of my clients was told she had to fill in at the last minute for her boss who was expected to make an important presentation to the executive board. […]

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Can You Let Go?

Are you struggling to achieve big goals while being consumed by petty issues that slow you down? If you’re like many executives with whom I work, you feel like you’re carrying a heavy load.You’re taking on entirely too much — and you know it — but you won’t let go.It’s not enough to tell you […]

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