Don’t Just Exercise, Move

You probably know that you’re “supposed” to exercise. You might check the box by getting in your 10,000 steps, or actually meet the Department of Health and Human Service’s guideline of getting at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic activity or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic activity each week. Or maybe you don’t.  You know [...]

By |2019-09-28T13:24:11-07:00August 27th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Don’t Just Exercise, Move

Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy

Are you the type of person to strike up a conversation with a stranger on an airplane? If so, then I’m not your favorite seatmate. Most often you’ll find me head down in my laptop working on an article like this one or preparing content for an upcoming speaking or training program. Recently, however, I [...]

By |2019-07-16T11:04:21-07:00July 16th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Simple Doesn’t Mean Easy

Phigit-ing

Recently I enjoyed listening to David and Jonah Stillman on how the Gen Z workforce will contribute to the organizations they work for. The conversation of any generations habits starts with the monumental events of their youth. Significant events like 9/11, Challenger explosion, Pearl Harbor, assassination of Kennedy, are all examples of these events, and [...]

By |2019-03-26T11:48:34-07:00March 26th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Phigit-ing

Being Youthanized

Welcome to another year of discussion and confusion about managing a workforce comprised of more generations. Each generation next will be different than the one before.  Our job as leaders is to adapt while focusing on the future of our organizations. Where do we start? We are officially calling this youngest generation ‘Z’ and we [...]

By |2019-02-26T11:12:45-07:00February 26th, 2019|Articles|Comments Off on Being Youthanized

Gratitude: A Full Body Practice — Even (Especially) When You’re Tired

You've likely heard by now that giving thanks is a good thing, with many benefits.  PLUS, we're in the season of thanksgiving, so there's no better time than now to adopt an "attitude of gratitude". Easy to say, and what if you're tired - not only physically, but mentally?  Fed up with all of the [...]

By |2018-11-20T16:44:47-07:00November 20th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Gratitude: A Full Body Practice — Even (Especially) When You’re Tired

Fourth and 51

In the spirit of football season, I'm looking at the rest of this year as a fourth down opportunity. If you were watching a game and the team had 4th down and 51 yards to go, what would you recommend? Most definitely a kick, right? Yup, me too. We have 51 business days left (as [...]

By |2018-10-22T14:50:41-07:00October 22nd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Fourth and 51

Leading Inclusion Requires Inclusive Leaders

I’m attending the ALA Annual Conference in National Harbor, the first time I have been in ‘attendee only’ mode after years of delivering content in sessions or participating as an ALA volunteer. As soon as I had mentioned that to a colleague my phone rang and I’m discussing the family emergency of the David Brezina [...]

By |2018-08-27T18:26:34-07:00August 27th, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Leading Inclusion Requires Inclusive Leaders

Being a Confident Managing Partner

Gaining confidence as a managing partner comes with experience.  And if you are new to this role, you probably want to be the best you can be – right now.  Good news!  Allowing your confidence to shine through involves more than experience.  There are strategies you can employ immediately to appear more confident, even as [...]

By |2018-05-21T18:36:12-07:00May 21st, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Being a Confident Managing Partner

Punished for Performing

Working for over 30 years with a variety of organizations has revealed to me that most people show up to their job every day with a desire to do their very best, and to contribute to the organization they call “home”. Few people spend their lives trying to do their worst, only to reap the [...]

By |2018-04-23T11:12:15-07:00April 23rd, 2018|Articles|Comments Off on Punished for Performing