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Sushi Bar

It’s evening and I’m looking over the last of the sushi at a high-end grocery store.  It doesn’t look great.  The employee behind the counter…

Mile 22

Is supposed to be the worst mile of a marathon.  Runners report hitting a wall, with very little physical reserve left.  Even though there are…

Impact

Impact is something I’ve been thinking about a lot lately. A few questions: What does impact mean to you?  How do you define it? Where…

The Upside of Infighting

Self-Correcting Teams™, those that go beyond high performance to exemplary performance, can have considerable disagreement, debate, and dissent without doing damage to the team. Which…

Do You Trust Your Colleagues?

Or, put another way, do you have colleagues whom you can trust? Those you can seek out at critical junctures when you need carefully considered…

The Downside of Being on the Inside

There are many advantages to being up close. You’re there to build relationships with customers and clients.  They call you first when there’s a problem. …

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.