At the beginning of a new year, we often reflect on what we accomplished last year and what we want to accomplish this year. One of my achievements in 2022 was hiking to Angels Landing in Zion National Park. It is considered one of the most challenging hikes in the United States. The trail to…

In my last blog post, I wrote about how to enable personal change. This time, I want to tell you how to shift an interaction that is stymied and frustrating into something that is instead positive and productive.   A client came to our coaching meeting and explained that she was having a hard time getting one…

Leadership development is about behavior shifts. Even with the desire to adopt new behaviors, and with good intentions to change, we may instead engage in self-defeating actions. The person who says they want better work-life balance but finds that they cannot say “no.” The person who says that their own professional development is a top priority…

As we cross the threshold of two years into the pandemic, some of my clients, colleagues, and friends that work in an office but have been remote are back working in-person already.  Others have a return date in May or June.  Some do not yet know when their company buildings will re-open.  Regardless of how often they were…

I view the transition to a new year as a time for new possibilities.  Instead of asking you to embrace new initiatives, I invite you to bring a fresh perspective to your current way of thinking.  There is a term for this that comes from Zen Buddhism – “shoshin” or “beginner’s mind.” It means having an…

Time management is a focus area for many of my clients, and it seems even more relevant today.  Many of us, including myself, are spending a great deal of effort on navigating risk, staying safe, and making choices during the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic.  This is mentally taxing, and I have had to deliberately focus so…

I work with many leaders who are strengthening their confidence. This can mean different things for different people, such as finding their voices, stepping into the authority of their roles, or stretching into other new behaviors.  What I have learned, from my own experience and from my work with my clients, is that confidence manifests itself…

Many of my clients have had the flexibility to allow their employees to work from home/remotely during the pandemic. With vaccines now available in the U.S., they are having conversations about what their offices look like post-pandemic, and how they transition back to in-person work. Here is a summary of the latest perspectives on the…

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