5 Things Smart, High Potential People Never Do!

Jul18
It’s one thing to have high potential, and quite another to use it! There are zillions of people with the smarts, the skills and the talent to “turn their potential into performance”™; to create a positive impact that is personally meaningful, doing what matters most to them in their work and in their lives. BUT…. (and it’s a huge one) they don’t advance. HUH? They may lack a Growth Mindset, the temperament, the conf...
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JUST BECAUSE YOU FEEL STUCK, DOESN’T MEAN YOU ARE

Jul13
(You're welcome to drag this image to your desktop) People get stuck for a reason—we just don’t always know what that reason is.  Then we get so hung up on being stuck that we become even more stuck.  And so, the cycle perpetuates itself. What I’ve discovered from coaching hundreds of people is that there is a wealth of wisdom imbued in every moment we are stuck:  That perhaps we’re stuck simply because we’re moving too fast, w...
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THE 3 TYPES OF PEOPLE WHO REPORT TO YOU

Jul06
The first time I keynoted at a Leadership Conference for a global Fortune 50 Company, I learned a profound lesson. Here's the back story: I'd spent five weeks creating, editing and practicing my keynote. My presentation coach, a legend for those of us in National Speakers Association, had diligently worked with me to up level my mindset, content, and platform skills. I was ready! I was on! I had a blast! A week later the event planner,...
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LEADERS: Are You For or Against This?

May31
Sometime during the interminable Presidential campaign of 2016, a client said to me, aghast, “Seriously, you're pro-choice? How can that be? You’re the mom of two adopted kids!” She thought these two things were mutually exclusive; for me they most definitely were not. It was the first time I’d ever felt like an axe murderer. When her flushed face faded back to norm, I explained that just because I'm pro-choice does NOT automat...
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WOULD YOU BE HAPPIER IF YOU BROKE A FEW RULES?

May25
My brother died when we were little kids. At the time, my mom was too steeped in sorrow and pain to say much of anything to me: It seemed that breathing, itself, was excruciating for her. But there was this one thing … It was something that I was far too young to understand, but not too young that I didn’t know it was important to remember. “I did everything right. I read every book on how to raise a child. I kept you on a sche...
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IT’S THAT DAMN WALL AGAIN!

May17
Several years ago, I fell and broke both my ankles. Yes, at the same time. During the year I was healing, I learned so much about who I am, how I show up in the world and what I can do to evolve as a leader. I want to share what I learned with you today. How I broke my ankles, doesn’t matter. What does matter are the things I did to compensate for those two broken ankles; getting around, taking care of my children, running my business...
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THE CASUALTIES OF COMPLACENCY

May04
complacency It’s not a four-letter word, but maybe it should be. Here’s why…. If you’re a complacent person then you’re overly content and pleased with yourself. As a result, you’ve stopped paying attention to the things that matter. Blissfully unaware, you have come to ignore the real dangers in life, like your shortcomings, imperfections and flaws. Yeah, that. You are in a rut. You are the only who doesn’t notice this. E...
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Want to Hire The Perfect Coach? Avoid These 9 Painful Mistakes!

Apr25
Congratulations! You’ve made the decision to hire a coach. You've gotten through the "I should be able to do it myself, coaching is a scam, people will think I’m weak and incompetent, I don’t have the time, coaches just want to get rich off me, coaching is for people who have ‘problems’, it’s not worth the cost, I’m scared of what I’ll learn about myself, my boss will think I’m not up to the job" thingy. So now wh...
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Today is Equal Pay Day– Congratulations! But not really.

Apr04
The name Equal Pay Day is deceiving because, as you already know, it is most certainly not the day we celebrate equal pay for equal work. We are still 170 years away from that achievement, give or take a month. Here’s the history behind it: This day was first ‘celebrated’ in 1996, and was initiated by the National Committee on Pay Equity (NCPE). It was born out of the need to highlight the gap between men and women’s wages. Held in...
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