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