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I Should Have Done This a Year Ago

Is probably one of my favorite things to hear from clients.  There is no greater compliment to the results of our work together than that…

Summer’s List

In honor of summer’s fade into fall, I reached out to a handful of clients, colleagues, and participants from The Making Magnificence Project® to ask…

Just Say It

Well, my manuscript for Magnificent Leadership is in to the publisher. What kept me swimming to the finish (see last blog post on The Tricky…

The Tricky Middle

I still remember the final exam for lifeguard certification during my freshman year in college.  After a semester of being in the pool multiple times…

5:48

I have a friend who is a runner.  A really fast runner.  He’s also quite modest, so if I want to tease him, all I…

Just One

One good leader is all it takes to create a ripple-out effect of: More aspiration and accountability to it Faster productization, monetization, and increased market…

How to Compete, Part 4

It’s July 4th weekend, and I go mattress shopping.  I walk into a department store, bounce around on a few mattresses, and I’m ready to…

The Equation

As I write my book on Magnificent Leadership™, I listen deeply to each of the interviews that will be featured.  During the first few minutes…

Succession Made Simple

What are your organization’s leadership needs, immediate and long term? What is your bench strength relative to those needs? And what are the competencies required…

Daunting But Not Daunted

They’ve all navigated significant change, tumult, and transition and come out on the other side to create something greater.  In my conversations for The Making…

How to Compete, Part 3

Scene 1: “We’re getting ready to start our dinner hour, no laptops permitted,” the host at the locally-owned restaurant informed me as he stood at…

Proud vs Perfect

If anything was going to touch my propensity for perfection, it was writing a book. It did.  And it has. The mental wrangling that it…

How to Compete, Part 2

Remember that barista I wrote about back in February?  The one who made it her business to know my name and drink order and have…

Not Betting the Farm

The greenhouse operation started from scratch and grown to significant success wasn’t a greenhouse operation when we began.  It was a flower farm, modeled after…

Can We Pause For a Moment?

My best friend and I were exchanging girlish squeals of excitement at seeing one another, our usual greeting of the last twenty five years, and…