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The Yellow Pages

Arrived this week, severely shrunken from the last time I used it, easily more than a decade ago. It never even made it to the…

Losing the Moment

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about capacity, about the kind that resides in all of us and is made greater – if we allow…

There is No Substitute

For the potent combination of hustle + passion + curiosity. (Hustle might also be thought of as drive or energy.) I was reminded of this…

How do We Know?

A senior executive client recently told me that although they’d had previous coaching during their career, they found our engagement to be distinctly helpful. Which…

Fierce

Learners. One of the descriptors that links my most successful clients. Irrespective of their accomplishments. And they’re not bashful about that thirst, it’s part of…

Filling a Vital Role? 4 Questions

What are the responsibilities and duties of the role?  Its scope? Be thorough. Consider what was lacking or stellar in the last person who occupied…

If You Manage Up

With attention and care and acumen, be sure to do the same below. Soft skills, as they’re so often called, are actually vital skills. Particularly…

Sunday Sketch

Celebrating: The opening of Boulted Bread’s beautiful, new space in Raleigh.  They now have café-style indoor seating and a completely open kitchen so you can…

If You Don’t Express It

You can’t expect it. Goes for timelines, deadlines, measures, and expectations, in general. For more on working with me go here for a recent list…

The Length of Brevity

Tighten up your words – in speech and writing — and it will go a long way. You’ll be more impactful and influential. And perceived…

They’re Watching

What you do after you take a misstep or make a mistake. If you’re able to acknowledge when you don’t know something despite your leadership…

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