ON MY MIND: Saying a Skillful “No”

ON MY MIND: Saying a Skillful “No”

What makes saying “no” so difficult? First, we all have these archetypal saboteurs that run like tape recordings in our heads. Some of the saboteurs that make saying “no” most difficult include: The pleaser who believes “people won’t like or value me if I don’t meet...
ON MY MIND: What Do You Stand For?

ON MY MIND: What Do You Stand For?

“Core values are the timeless ideals that require no external justification.” -Jim Collins For leaders and organizations, core values define what it means to operate with integrity. In my book, Standing in the Fire, I define “knowing what you stand for” as having...
IN MY TOOL BAG: The Team Check-in

IN MY TOOL BAG: The Team Check-in

Most high performing teams run fast and furious. Moving at that kind of pace we often walk into our meetings and jump right into the agenda. While hitting the ground running may feel productive, something gets lost: We fail to look up from our devices and to-do lists,...