Choosing not to be hijacked

Last week we were on vacation, and our F150 broke down – again. I was upset and felt myself becoming emotionally hijacked. I was blaming Ford for building this lemon (it’s not the first time it has been towed). No amount of upset, blame or stress was going to...

Do you listen to their ideas?

A leader once told me he wanted people to do what they were told. The leader didn’t feel he had time to hear others ideas. I told him if he didn’t have time to hear their ideas, then he also did not have time to succeed. Everyone has ideas. One of the jobs...

Do it now!

What do you dream about? Everyone has dreams, and it is in our dreams we can find a better version of ourselves. What are you doing to make room for your dreams? What are you doing to make room for the dreams of those you lead? Do you even know what others are...

Your perspective is your reality

I once had the opportunity to co-lead with one of my mentors. I was nervous and sitting quietly for much of the experience. I didn’t think I was good enough to co-lead with her. I was telling myself a story with no basis in reality. Despite the lack of reality,...

Leaders/ Do you know yourself?

Everyone, myself included, is talking about authentic leadership these days. We might use different words, but the message is similar — to be a better leader, get to know yourself better. How hard can knowing yourself be? A little self-reflection, sprinkle on a...