Reframing Failure: When Failure Doesn’t Feel Like Failure

Reframing Failure: When Failure Doesn’t Feel Like Failure

March 7, 2018

You hear it all the time. Some of the most successful people I know attribute their biggest wins to something they learned from a failure. Design Thinking is built around the principal of failing fast. Innovation requires a lot of ideas, and a lot of failure. Entrepreneurs are failing at unprecedented speeds. Yet, as I reflect on my almost … Read More

To Resist Change is Human….

To Resist Change is Human….

July 12, 2017

We’ve all been there….change is hard. Even good change is hard (anyone want to say that the first year of marriage is easy?) Some of us like to believe “we’re good at it”, and “we like change.”  I get it – I feel the same way….about the changes I know are coming and can think about, as … Read More

The Three Most Unfortunate Things About Organizational Culture

The Three Most Unfortunate Things About Organizational Culture

January 27, 2017

I’m an optimist. I’m one of those people that always look for the bright side, the learning opportunity or when the turnaround will come. I see the glass half full. So, when I say there are three unfortunate things about organizational culture, I say that with an eye toward the tremendous opportunity we have to straighten it out. … Read More

Warning: Once you THINK BIG, it’s hard to go back

Warning: Once you THINK BIG, it’s hard to go back

January 12, 2017

In our consulting practice, we’ve created a new exercise that helps leaders and executives think big. “What will the world look like in a few years” kind of big. Here’s how it works: First, we present the group with a series of facts about how the world of work is rapidly shifting, and how these … Read More

Is it Authenticity or just plain Judgment?

Is it Authenticity or just plain Judgment?

June 7, 2016

Last month, Adam Grant wrote an OP/ED in the NY Times called “Unless You’re Oprah, ‘Be Yourself’ is Terrible Advice”.  Read it here.  Typically,  I enjoy reading Adam Grant’s columns and respect his opinion, so I was anxious to read this one, having spent so much time thinking about Authenticity and the role it plays in … Read More

Authenticity: What is YOUR Performance?

Authenticity: What is YOUR Performance?

February 29, 2016

A long time ago, in a place far, far away I learned a little something about improvisation. Truth be told, I always wanted to be an actress. Always. But, even though I grew up in NY – the mecca of true acting, I went a different path…..the corporate path. That however,  didn’t really mean acting … Read More

Don’t Buy the Wireless, and 9 other things I learned in 2015…

Don’t Buy the Wireless, and 9 other things I learned in 2015…

January 21, 2016

I know it’s late – it’s January after all.  Don’t most of these types of “looking back” sentiments come out the last week of December?  Doesn’t matter. I learned a few things recently and in my reflection I realized, I should share….maybe others can learn a few things simply from reading this….or maybe they too … Read More

How to have the best business trip ever in 14 easy steps:

How to have the best business trip ever in 14 easy steps:

October 22, 2015

How many times have you gotten on a plane, then gotten off the plane, gotten into the car /taxi/bus/train and headed to the hotel? Then, gotten less than a decent night sleep, woke up, drank bad coffee and headed directly to the ballroom/conference room/window-less space to work for the day? Repeat 2, 3 or 4 … Read More

What if we thought like Olympic Athletes?

What if we thought like Olympic Athletes?

October 16, 2015

What if we practiced 90% of the time and only performed 10% of the time?  That’s what elite athletes do….they spend most of their time figuring out how to get the most out of their body – how to get themselves to the top of their performance game, so that when they get on the … Read More