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Making Feedback Feel Good

Making Feedback Feel Good

Feedback. That nasty little word that means you’re going to hear something you don’t really want to hear, in order to be “better”. Really, it’s a blessing, but boy can it sting when you receive it. Last month, I received a piece of feedback that took me a...

If I Could Just Get My Team To…

If I Could Just Get My Team To…

If I could just get my team to… is the start of many of my client conversations.  The sentence normally ends with things like, get along, talk to each other or work together.  Interestingly, it’s rarely “deliver”, or “work faster” – it’s always the dynamics...

Are you going to be one of the 8%?

Are you going to be one of the 8%?

I can’t help it. I’m a New Year’s nerd. The new year is a whole new world of opportunity! It’s like a breath of pepperminty fresh air as you look down a mountain of fresh powder before you get to cut your own path through the snow. Eat better, workout...

How to Recover from an Ego Blow

How to Recover from an Ego Blow

In 2013, after giving my life-blood for over 2 years to a cause I deeply believed in, it was “suggested” that I resign for the sake of my family. No kidding. This was the exact comment. Apparently, there was to be a newspaper article the next day, front page, above...

Why Small Business Strategy Matters

Why Small Business Strategy Matters

Last year, after working for over 20 years in the corporate world, I decided to start my own business. After all, I’d been an executive for most of my career, that would easily carry over to my new business, right? I had a business plan. I had an idea of who might be...

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