A mentor recently mentioned one key to achieving goals is to have a plan and a partner to hold you accountable for meeting it. Kind of like working out with a personal trainer…you actually GO to the gym when you’ve made that commitment to another person. So, if you want your commitment to stick, consider […]
Reviewing a classic: Eat That Frog, a delicious little book with “21 great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time” by Brian Tracy. Tracy suggests that we treat our daily tasks like frogs, recommending that we eat the ugliest one first. After that, the rest of the tasks are easy. I remember […]
Perseverance, it’s a quality to admire in the person who won’t give up. Sometimes it’s annoying. The wisest know when it’s time to walk away from a losing hand of cards, or from a situation that isn’t serving them well. For some of us, letting go is an art that requires practice.
To connect, or not to connect? To lead by fear or from the heart? Are you a strongly competent leader, or one who cares, and are these things mutually exclusive? The authors of a Harvard Business Review article, “Connect, Then Lead” (July-August 2013) provide some answers as to which leadership characteristics are more important, as […]
Shaking the Three P’s of Pessimism Listening to Dan Pink yesterday, I was reminded of research related to resilience, a topic of interest right now. Are you an optimist – the one who sees the glass half-full, tending to a rosy picture of the world? Or a pessimist who sees the glass half empty, the […]
Did you know? On Memorial Day the U.S. flag is raised briskly to the top of the staff and then solemnly lowered to the half-staff position, where it remains only until noon. It is then raised to full-staff for the rest of the day. According to Peggy Post, great-granddaughter of etiquette maven Emily Post, the half-staff position […]
Clients in the news: Wharton MBAs – Generation Transformation is an insightful article by fellow Wharton MBA Leadership Coach, Lonnie Barone for The Philadelphia Inquirer. Deb in the news: ICF Philly Member Spotlight on Deb written by friend and colleague, Pat Weeks (pdf). Career Industry blogs from Impact Group too: The Happy Warrior and Accountability Partners. Extend your gifts: Buy […]
I will be attending a silent meditation retreat until Memorial Day and wish to leave you a koan to contemplate. “What is the sound of one hand clapping” This is a koan.