Being the Leader of Your Own Life, Part II

A while back I wrote about this important topic. Given the year we’ve just had, I feel it needs a revisit. This work is foundational to […]

By |October 21st, 2020|Leadership, Learning|0 Comments

The Tragedy of an Iconic Brand Unravelling

The best leaders are emotionally fit, bringing their strongest emotional selves to work each day. They model the “We Principles” of hope, generosity of spirit, and moral courage– leading with a “we” […]

By |September 28th, 2020|Leadership, Workplace happiness|2 Comments

Re-imagine Your Life

A crisis has a way of sorting out what matters in your life. For me, that crisis was in 1999, when my father died. I was in my early 40’s, helping to […]

By |July 22nd, 2020|Career development, Leadership, Workplace happiness|0 Comments

What Game of Thrones Can Teach us About EQ Fitness

If you’re not caught up on through Episode 3, you might not want to read on. I keep thinking about the epic battle, the Great War, that ensued in episode 3. HBO did a good job of showing the good guys of Westeros feeling despair and hopelessness, especially when [...]

By |May 14th, 2019|Leadership|0 Comments

Why Technology is Terrifying

My friend Teresa, a kindergarten teacher, is worried. She says the children she is teaching have very little strength in their fingers. They can’t hold […]

By |May 6th, 2019|Leadership, Workplace happiness|0 Comments

How to Keep Our Workplaces Safe, and Thriving

I’d love to know how many of you have an Emotional Fitness Officer in your organizations. Yours might be called something else, but their job is to monitor the emotional health and […]

By |February 25th, 2019|Leadership, Workplace happiness|0 Comments

3 Predictions from Women Leaders for 2017

Over last year’s holiday season, I visited Mary Ellen Brewington, a friend of mine, who along with her brother, runs a large beverage distribution company called Cherokee Distributing. As I was leaving, she walked […]

By |January 31st, 2017|Leadership|0 Comments

Working for a Predator

You may have read about the notorious firing of Roger Ailes last week. Most in media know Roger, but if you don’t, he was the founder of Fox News, and he ran it […]

By |August 8th, 2016|Leadership|0 Comments

One Key (and Often Overlooked) Leadership Skill

Ben Zander, the famed conductor of the Boston Philharmonic and author of a sweet little book, The Art of Possibility, wrote of teaching kids music. He chipped away at his students’ anxiety over performing […]

By |April 26th, 2016|Leadership|0 Comments

The Only Skill You Need to be a CEO

I went through school terrified of math. I liked business subjects a lot, just not the numbers part, and somehow I avoided having to take any college math or finance classes. I remember breathing […]

By |January 25th, 2016|Career development, Leadership|1 Comment