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

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

I Heart Millennials, part 2: If you can’t beat them, help them

I Heart Millennials, part 2: If you can’t beat them, help them

August 3, 2015

This is a follow up to my first post on Millennials. Read that one here. I was sitting at a luncheon not too long ago. Around the table was a group of senior HR leaders from different companies – these were smart people, well connected with great backgrounds. We were brought together by a well-respected … Read More

Employee Engagement: Stop Measuring, Start Doing

Employee Engagement: Stop Measuring, Start Doing

July 26, 2015

We’ve all heard the cliche… “What gets measured, gets done”. In the case of employee engagement – I say maybe not. For years organizations have been measuring employee engagement. Organizations like Gallup and Towers and Hay Group have made millions of dollars administering employee engagement surveys that ask hundreds of questions and measure how people … Read More

I Heart Millennials

I Heart Millennials

July 23, 2015

WHAT??? With everything I’ve read lately, that sounds almost like sacrilege. How can I love millennials when they are selfish, entitled and lazy? How can they be good, when they are demanding things at their young age that I would never have dreamed of demanding? They want, want, want… all the while they are threatening … Read More

The Team Behind the Team

The Team Behind the Team

July 20, 2015

When I worked at the United States Olympic Committee I was proudly part of the ‘team behind the team’. The team that worked relentlessly to ensure that every detail was perfect such that when the athlete stepped on their world stage, their only thought was their gold-medal winning performance. When you watched the US Women’s … Read More

Why is Food Always the Answer?

Why is Food Always the Answer?

July 11, 2015

Why is Food always the answer? I mean, it makes sense, when you think about it logically. Food is fuel, it’s calories. And calories are energy. And energy fuels, right? So logically, it makes sense. But in the day to day decisions and judgements we make about life, it seems that lately, regardless of the … Read More