It is Not all in Your Head

Most coaching for leader or workplace effectiveness is focused on the mental aspects: developing perspective, emotional intelligence, projecting positivity, etc.—all worthy topics. However, there are also physical aspects that should not be ignored and that cannot be...

Be Spring not a Sponge

Be spring not a sponge. Do not just soak up irritations, problems or emotions of others. If something bothers you (and is in fact important to you), do something about it. Spring into action and use the energy to your advantage.

Garbage Solving

Many people have the habit of trying to solve too much. The Great Pacific Garbage Patch (located between California and Hawaii) is an area with high concentrations of plastics pollution. It’s about the size of Texas. It will have a profound and predictably negative...

Open to New Opportunities

Often when we see this phrase (especially on LinkedIn) it means “I’m looking for work,” but we should all be on the lookout for new opportunities to learn and grow. Recently I attended a lecture given by a physics professor at the university down the street. Much of...

Fun Facts versus Pertinent Facts

I once met with a SVP to discuss coaching for one of his leaders. He stated that he always liked to ask this question at “interviews”: who would you most like to have dinner with on a deserted island? He was asking for a fun fact when he should have been looking for a...