Month: September 2011

Silencing the Narrator (Part 1)

Lately when talking with various leaders and individuals, the concept of story comes up a lot.  I seem to hear or read people using it more often or maybe I am just more inclined to hear it.  One day I was describing the notion…

How Tired are You?

Are you tired?  If you are anything like anyone I know, you are tired.  You are not alone.  Everyone is Tired.  I was recently listening to a podcast by Ruth Haley Barton and she mentioned a “tired continuum” as a way to measure how…

You’re Awesome…

There is nothing better than working with people.  I mean it.  Either in a team, or individually it makes for fun stories (and I have permission to share this one). A large aspect of what I do is helping people understand themselves in a…

18 (actually 23) Minutes

Recently while talking to a friend about work/life balance and trying to make small changes in our lives, we talked about writing.  I asked how the writing was going and this friend described the traditional process. “In the past, I would typically write every…

The Lost Generation?

I recently had the privilege of hearing Rebecca Ryan speak at a conference.  She started her talk with this video and it gave me hope, and I had to share it.  You can check out her work at her website. http://www.nextgenerationconsulting.com Rebecca if you ever…

Missed Opportunities…Missed Expectations

A few months ago, I was meeting with my team.  This is a team of very dedicated and amazing individuals who somehow are able to keep up with me, and my drive for results. On this occasion, the meeting was long and there was…

Work Life Balance?

[This will be one of many posts on Work Life Balance] My youngest daughter (someday she may read this stuff and laugh) had an assignment a few years back in kindergarten to write about one of her parents.  She picked me.  The form that the…

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