Gallup Delivers Disturbing News

Just before I sat down to say ‘Thank You’ to all of you who took time out of your day to complete the survey I sent recently, I got an email from Gallup connecting me to their latest – and somewhat disturbing – report.   Usually employee engagement and well being go hand in hand,…

Where Does It Hurt?

If you are like most people, there is a part of you that is just exhausted. A pandemic, a controversial national election, grief, isolation and more feels like it’s pulling us all down. If you let it. When you look outside yourself, it appears like we are swirling in one controversy or another. If you…

Heart Shape for the Nature

Are You Spreading the Love?

Valentine’s Day is here! It’s fun to go into or past stores and see the shelves stacked with shiny red hearts, yummy chocolates and cards that express love in so many different ways. What’s even more fun is knowing that this celebration of love goes all the way back to 5th century Rome.   Some…

Do You Feel What I Feel?

If I were to ask you what one single leadership skill you’ve had to exercise the most in the last year, I’d venture to say that EMPATHY would be up there. What else would be on your list? Resilience. Strategy. Connection. Communication. Patience, Humanity? All of the above and more?   As I talk to…

Define the Moment – or it Defines You

You either define the moment, or the moment defines you.   In the past several months I’ll bet we’ve all had quite a few “Defining Moments.” Each time we define a new moment, a new way forward, it’s necessary to let go of an old belief system and replace it with one that is more…

How Many Ways Is Kindness Contagious?

Breathe. Breathe. Breathe. Breathe deeply through your nose into your belly and exhale completely through your mouth. Make a sound.  Perhaps a sigh. Put a hand on your heart as you breathe and you get an extra bonus.   That tiny break in the action gives your body a chance to shift from the sympathetic…

How Can I Help? The Best Question to Ask Now

The world has changed dramatically. It feels like almost overnight, but I know for the business owners and managers struggling to make the hard decisions about whether or not they need to let people go, close facilities and restructure their businesses, these last two weeks feels like forever.   So many, like people in any…

Should You Believe Everything You Think?

If you’re pretty “normal” you think 60,000 thoughts a day. 90% of those thoughts are the same thoughts you had yesterday and unless you work at it, 80% of those are most likely negative.   In case you hadn’t noticed the world you live in can sometimes present itself as quite negative. So, at any…