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Tue Feb 2, 2021

Conversations With Yourself


Conversations are an integral part of leading. They happen hundreds of times in the course of a day across the organization. If even half of those conversations are ineffective, happen too late, or don’t happen at all, they become a potential source of turbulence in every facet of your company. One-sided conversations with yourself [...]

Conversations With Yourself2021-02-02T12:16:59-06:00
Tue Jan 12, 2021

2021 – The Year Of The Entrepreneur


I have long believed that entrepreneurs can build things that make the world better. This doesn’t mean that is true for every entrepreneur. Some people build products that are handy or snazzy but not better. Others even create businesses that definitely do nothing to make the world better. Big business doesn’t change things. The [...]

2021 – The Year Of The Entrepreneur2021-01-12T16:29:07-06:00
Wed Dec 2, 2020

New Year, New Perspective


Much of my work focuses on how we are perceived. In leadership, perception is reality and the goal is ensuring authentic leaders are perceived as credible, persuasive, and influential. However, 2020 has been quite a year and leaders have been faced with new and uncertain challenges. So, as we all prepare for 2021 (boy, [...]

New Year, New Perspective2021-02-02T12:18:00-06:00
Fri Nov 13, 2020

Our Thoughts, Mood, and Mindset Determine Our Tone


As our world (business and otherwise) seems to get more hectic every day, I am finding that tone is playing a bigger part in how others receive our messages. Back when the world was on its axis, body language and energy played a large part in how we were perceived. The energy we brought to [...]

Our Thoughts, Mood, and Mindset Determine Our Tone2021-01-12T16:30:17-06:00
Wed Oct 7, 2020

Your Vote Is Your Voice


I grew up with a lawyer father who loved American history and the law. I also had a mother who I watched become a US citizen after 20 years here. Civics and voting were conversations had in my home from a young age. Since then, I have never missed a vote. Even when I [...]

Your Vote Is Your Voice2021-01-12T16:30:36-06:00
Wed Sep 16, 2020

Common Ground as the Antidote to Isolation


The past few months have felt isolating for most people both professionally and personally. But it’s not just staying at home and meeting over Zoom that’s done this to us. Smiles: When we go out, we wear masks. They are essential and, in a way say “I’m wearing this to keep you safe” but they [...]

Common Ground as the Antidote to Isolation2020-11-13T11:47:47-06:00
Wed Apr 15, 2020

Spectator to Participant: Tips to Navigate Your Next Virtual Meeting


There is no shortage of great articles currently circulating the internet about how to be a better Virtual Meeting Host. My only issue with this is that they all focus on helping those leading the meetings but what about those attending the meetings? Attendees? ‘Why does it matter to be a better attendee?' You [...]

Spectator to Participant: Tips to Navigate Your Next Virtual Meeting2020-11-13T11:51:21-06:00
Mon Mar 16, 2020



Coronavirus concerns mean you now working from home. Are you wondering to make sure you can make the most of the time? While it sounded great when you were making the trek into work on a cold or rainy day, now you get to live the reality. Sure, the commute is great and all [...]