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Choreographing for Performance

Last weekend I had the incredibly joyful experience of watching my best friend’s daughter perform in a dance competition in New York City. It was…

The Competitive War of the Future

One of my clients recently gave a strategy lecture at the b-school where they did their MBA.  It so happens that school is nearby, and…

Choosing the Seat

About five years ago, I attended a global consulting conference where I requested a “hot seat” in front of the audience.  The purpose: I would…

It’s Here

The new year. And the promise of the yet unwritten. But, wait. Take a walk with me. To next January. And now look back over…

New Offerings in the New Year

In celebration of the new year that’s around the corner, I’m offering two new keynotes and a special offer.  Book any keynote for 2019 or…

The List You’ll Want to Check Twice, 2018

For the third year in a row, I’ve asked clients, colleagues, and leaders from The Making Magnificence Project® for their most-loved book of the year. Below…

How to Tell the Truth

Last week’s blog focused on criteria for evaluating an executive coach.  Number four of five was a coach who would tell you the truth and…

How to Screen an Executive Coach

If you’re considering working with an executive coach, below are five suggested screening criteria. Does it feel like a fit? Above all, whomever you choose…

Glen Tullman’s New Book

The status quo in healthcare just isn’t working, Glen Tullman tells us in his new book.  And he’s dedicated himself to being a part of…

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing you an abundance of all good things and the time and space to pause and take them in.

The Tyranny of the Daily

This week’s blog was more time consuming to write than usual.  It’s not because there weren’t things to write, it’s because I hadn’t given them…

Lessons from Construction

Working across industry allows me to see business best practices and challenges from different vantage points.  It’s part of what clients value.  And while every…

The Coach Effect, Part 2

Many of you wrote to tell me that last week’s blog post on my yoga class resonated. And in this week’s class, something resonated with…

The Coach Effect

I’ve returned to yoga after a hiatus of some time.  There is a particular pose, “Firefly,” that has eluded me since I began taking classes…

Do You Know My Name?

Earlier this week, I checked into the resort where I was speaking at a conference.  I’m estimating that I spent all of five minutes at…

Hurricane Florence

I am helping with hurricane relief efforts this week, my regular blog will return next Thursday.  

The Price of a Stretch

In yoga class, my teacher will sometimes ask us to pose and stand with outstretched arms.  It’s quite simple.  She’ll then ask if we can…

Confidence vs. Contempt

Contempt is: I am above you, separate. Confidence is: We are in this together, I know the way forward. Leadership is understanding the difference.  …

Deputies for Your Deputies

Yesterday’s Wall Street Journal reports that Uber has filled its CFO job, a spot that had been vacant for 3 years.  The same article reports…