Boundaries and Habits!

In a previous blog, I suggested that we all must create and reinforce personal and professional boundaries. To build on that idea, here are a few more tidbits for you: One of the fundamental causes of unnecessary drama in our lives is unclear or outright bad boundaries. The first step to making any major change […]


Boundaries define where you end, and the outside world begins.  Having healthy personal and professional boundaries means owning your thoughts, behaviors, actions, emotions, and needs. It also means not owning the same for others. Not enough leaders I know are crystal clear about their boundaries, both within and external to their organizations. And in the name of performance, […]

Do you really have the right priorities?

Some of you may know that Alan Weiss has been a long-term mentor of mine. If you don’t subscribe to his newsletters, you can do so here. Here is an example from his Monday Morning Memo today. It’s a worthwhile read. “We’re sitting at the pool at the W Hotel South Beach (Miami). A few feet […]

Where Americans Are Moving!

Moving’s out Upping sticks in the US seems to have lost its appeal in recent years, with the overall moving rate and number of movers dropping every year from 2017-2021, according to the Census Bureau. But for those select few who have decided to pack up and switch states, where exactly are they heading? All change, please […]

Where Should We Work Now? And What About After Work Rituals?

When Allstate Insurance invited employees back to the office in the summer of 2021, they expected a stampede of workers tired of isolation and eager to see one another. But a funny thing happened on the way back to work: Employees said, “No, thank you.” So, CEO Thomas Wilson did something few businesses of Allstate’s […]

Give a Damn!

Do yourself and everyone around you a favor: Give a damn! Whatever you choose to do today, tomorrow, over the weekend, and next week, care enough to give it your all. Not 10 or 20 or 50, or even 70 percent; give it 100 percent. Or save yourself and others the aggravation to have to follow up […]

The Blame Game!

This is from my long-time mentor Alan Weiss. You can subscribe to his newsletter here. “There seems to be a default, visceral reaction to “blame” someone. If we trip coming into a room, we’re incensed that someone left a chair in the way. (If someone else trips coming into a room, we call them “clumsy.”) There […]

Is that leader just clueless, indifferent, or simply uncouth?

I’ve been in several situations recently where individuals who worked tirelessly to make a herculean effort come off without a hitch weren’t even recognized by their leaders! I’m not talking about simple, everyday tasks. I’m referring to putting on a multi-day event, moving an entire office till late hours in the night, or driving several […]

This Is Digital Transformation!

If you’ve been in the business world for more than five minutes, surely you’ve heard of every organization undergoing a digital transformation. Every leader has found a way to sprinkle digital transformation into their all-hands meetings, board conversations, and analyst calls. Unfortunately, most of it is a pipedream primarily because of an outdated mindset, no […]

Twenty Behaviors – The Unrecognizable You!

Marshall Goldsmith is the number one executive coach in the world. He’s also a mentor and has certified many of us on his Stakeholder-Centered Coaching methodology. I’ve read his best-selling book, What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, three times, and I keep returning to chapter four on The Twenty Habits. The corporate world is […]