Stop…Listen…Learn.

Earlier this week I was in one of our local coffee houses taking a break and catching up on some emails, when a very nice gentleman sat down next to me and simply said, “Good morning.” With my head down looking at my laptop, I turned around and acknowledged his presence. After sharing pleasantries, we

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Leadership Solutions for the Family Business

  According to an article in the Harvard Business Review, the family-run business comprise 80 to 90 percent of all business enterprises in North America. Just for a moment, imagine the tremendous impact this must have on our growing economy. My hunch is, if you are reading this, you are most likely a part of a

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The No Initiative – Say No to Distractions!

We’ve all been here, right? You’re in a meeting or one-on-one conversation, in which you keep asking yourself why you are there. The room is packed with people – some of whom you’ve never met before. You look down at your laptop or iPhone and check your email, stocks, weekend schedule. Maybe a text or

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The NO Initiative – It’s Not Negative!

I get that having a positive work environment makes things much more productive and tolerable for those involved – I’m a coach, and live this all the time with my clients.  A large part of what I do is help clients create that positive environment to flourish. What I don’t get is the misconception that

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The NO Initiative – Creating Boundaries

In my line of work I am blessed with opportunities to engage with many talented people. Many are in leadership positions, while others are individual contributors. Most struggle at one point or another with managing time, or many refer to it as “overwhelm”.  As I mentioned to you in previous posts, we live in a

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