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Humility Never Goes Out of Style

Even when you’re at the top of your game. Even if you’re super-versed in your field. Last Friday morning, I had the pleasure of interviewing…

Reconnect Retreat

Oranges and apples. Some canned soup. Tea. My running shoes. Chocolate. The essentials that get thrown hastily into a bag before leaving for the beach.…

Aptitude and Appetite

Aptitude is important. Appetite perhaps more so. Are you hiring for both? Unique Ways of Working Together in 2021: Brand New!  Announcing the Magnificent Leadership®…

Trends

When Matt Rhodes-Kropf popped in to the Magnificent Leadership® Executive Forum earlier this month as our guest speaker, it was to share his take on…

I Don’t Have the Time

For strategic time. That’s the indicator that you have to carve it out. Unique Ways of Working Together in 2021: The Magnificent Leadership® Ascension program is designed…

Can We Talk About Envy?

When we feel envy, we can do two things with it (once we’ve identified that’s what’s going on). The first is to victimize ourselves (some…

Talent Not Ambition. Huh?

Talent not ambition. That was the lead headline in a solicitation that I received for a workshop. It indicates a choice. I see it differently.…

Churchill’s Secret Circle

I’ve been reading about Churchill’s Secret Circle, the tight group in which he confided, trusted, and sought opinion. For most of 2020, I spoke about…

On this Day

I am re-posting a blog that I wrote last summer: I was looking for a quote from Martin Luther King, Jr. that has always been…

Legacy

Is not for the end. Not a creation or consideration for the twilight hours. It is an inner orientation that we choose to follow. A…

Concierge Consulting for 2021

Not a template. Or a formula. Or a methodology for the masses. Instead: Laser focused.  Attuned.  Tailored. Designed. For you. Your business. Your life. Your…

Idealism

Is not soft. Or empty. Or fluffy. It is generative. Of our ideals. Which are equal parts aspiration and standard. The measures by which we…

A Few of My Favorite Things this Winter

French lessons on Duolingo.  That little green owl makes me laugh. Hot chocolate from Escazu.  You can order their mix, and although it’s not quite…

Still Shaken?

Me, too. That’s a good thing.

I Don’t Have any Answers

And I am short on words. But I better comprehend Lincoln at Gettysburg and our fragility; I know that what we reach for is noble…