Strategy

Set Your Mind on Growth

One of the keys to building confidence is making mistakes and even failing. You learn from taking risks especially if some don’t work out. Challenging experiences help to bolster your competence and seed confidence. Experiencing failure, especially when you are young, can forge a life-long habit of resilience. People, who learn from failure instead of […]

Diversity is a Strategic Advantage

Relegating the responsibility for diversity to HR hasn’t worked. Diversity in selection as well as in succession planning has become a CEO issue in many companies (For more on this topic, click here). The best CEOs and leaders see the importance of diversity and inclusion as critical to their strategy for growth, their brand and […]

Expose Yourself and Reach Your Long Awaited Goals

I was reminded about the importance of facing, even embracing what we fear most as I read about Jason Comely, an IT professional who feared rejection.  In my psychological training, I studied “exposure therapy.” Exposure therapy is a technique that helps people who avoid objects, activities or situations because they are afraid or uncomfortable with […]

Get Anxious and Perform

Last night I was reading the Pressure Principle and specifically the chapter on anxiety by Dave Alred, performance coach to star athletes. Later I read an article on Focusing by David Rome in Tricycle Magazine, a Buddhist publication.  I love when information from diverse sources converges and the knowledge shared overlaps. Let me explain. What […]

What Do You Want?

We negotiate daily. Whether it’s to define the scope of a project, close a sale or agree to who picks up who when soccer season starts. Negotiating has become a way of life for many, especially if you are an entrepreneur or entrepreneurial in spirit. In my work teaching Leadership & Influence within companies as […]

Missing Out on “Bro-fessional” Relationships?

Being excluded bothers me. I admit it. I’m talking about the casual get-togethers and informal social events where my male professional peers share information, make introductions, and generally bond. Being excluded leaves me feeling like there’s still an “Old Boy’s Club” and they’ve hidden the key. It’s not that I want to be part of […]