RELATIONSHIPS RULE THE WORLD

Positivity Creates the Competitive Edge Successful businesses have been moving away from a transaction mentality and into a relationship mindset for years now to improve the bottom line.  When you focus on people more than profits, the profits generally tend to go far...

THE GIFT OF SELF-FORGIVENESS

It’s been 10 years since I wrote my dissertation on self-forgiveness for my doctorate degree. What a journey it was; one that taught me many things and exposed me to so many different people trying to heal from the choices they made.  I felt that my work was profound...

THE PICTURE IS BIGGER THAN YOU THINK!

A few weeks ago I was approached to speak at a local chapter of the Women of Tomorrow, part of a larger organization to help at-risk teenage girls become successful.   My plan was to share three ideas that I thought would have the greatest impact and be the most...

YOUR REALITY IS CREATED ONLY BY YOU!

While on vacation recentl I had the opportunity to see a hypnotist.  If you have never been to see one, it can be quite entertaining as you watch people act out on the suggestions they are given.  In essence they are accepting promptings to create a different reality...

Creating An Environment That Is Beyond Leadership

With the help of one of the best leaders I have ever coached in my career as an executive coach, I developed a workshop that supports an atmosphere that is “beyond leadership”. The key in understanding what is “beyond leadership” is being able to create an environment...

HOW TO KEEP IT POSITIVE

The number 2.9013  is very important and one you should not ignore or forget.  It is based on a decade of research on high and low performance teams by psychologist and business consultant Marcial Losada. Based on Losada’s extensive mathematical modeling, 2.9013 is...

Do You Fear Success More Than Failure?

It almost sounds counter-intuitive if you ask yourself – do I really fear success more than failure? However there is sound reason and probably a few good examples you can come up with from your own experiences to prove that making a paradigm shift would be useful....

The Power of Habit

This week’s book review is Charles Duhigg’s bestseller – The Power of Habit. This is one of those books that hooked me right off the start. I really like authors who drive home their points through stories. He helps us understand what the sequence of events that take...

Building Sustainable Behavioral Change

When It Comes To Your Professional Development – how do you build sustainable behavioral change when it’s just you? Stephen Covey wrote in The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People that to learn something and not apply it is not to learn it all. The research...

Start with Why

Why? As a coach I like good questions. I define a good question as one that makes you think. Simon Sinek tells us that “people don’t buy what you do – they buy why you do it!” He states that all good leaders start with ‘why’, or as I like to think of it in Dan...