Are You Sufficiently Open to Different Perspectives?

And How Coaching Can Help… I received a phone call from a new client last week who shared how much stress he was under on account of his boss. Jim (let’s say) has enjoyed a successful career and is now VP of Operations in a large technology firm at the age of 38. “My boss […]

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The Drivers for My Work with Clients

My friend and expert storyteller, Michael Margolis www.getstoried.com claims everyone has a story to tell. Entrepreneurs like myself are, in particular, driven by our personal stories: otherwise, how could we assume the risks and perservere with all that a business entails? There has to be a powerful force which brings passion, a knowing (often from […]

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Leadership – Should One Be Assertive & Aggressive or Quietly Effective at Balancing a Stool?

In a recent article in Psychology Today http://bit.ly/1e7HIRl – the argument was put forward “Why Leaders Need to Be Likeable Rather Than Dominating”. Written by Ray B. Williams, author of ‘The Leadership Edge, Breaking Bad Habits’ http://amzn.to/1f6onSK ‘Wired for Success’ suggests likeability (amongst other characteristics) means people, given the choice, would prefer to work for […]

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WE ALL NEED TO WORK DIFFERENTLY -– Part 2 & THAT GOES FOR YOUR STRATEGIZING, TOO

In an earlier blog, I raised the question to what extent is your organization tapping abilities to support innovation and encourage employees to create the future, not merely react or adapt to it? If you accept the world is changing – and changing fast on many levels – then the need for the ability to […]

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We All Need To Work Differently – Part 1

I have been reading a lot about a radically different future and the process of creativity. A distinguished thought leader, Sir Ken Robinson http://sirkenrobinson.com, makes an important distinction between asking, how intelligent are you? and, how are you intelligent? Meaning, to what extent are you applying your innate abilities to work more effectively – more […]

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