Like a summer morning sunrise the promise of a fresh start, a new calendar presses us to keep moving. The early weeks of our New Year vanish. We write Chapter 2019 of the Story, ready or not. What will it take to write the Story you want to tell? What will it take to achieve your full potential? What will it take for your team or organization to maximize this…
Category: Emotional Intelligence
“It’s been weeks since Diane, and I’ve connected,” Joe said to me during our 1on1 coaching session.
Joe plays a crucial role in the business. Diane is his manager.
“What’s going on?” I asked.
“That’s the point, I’m not sure. I feel out of touch, disconnected. While I want to be confident and believe I’m doing a good job, I feel anxious, unsure of myself…you know. I’d like to…
I’m not an expert in grief. However, the Story is providing me with life experience.
Grief is sorrow over a loss. The higher the loss, the more profound the sorrow.
Sorrow is a feeling of distress. Sadness is caused by anxiety or pain that is felt when we lose something or someone. Sorrow comes when we’re disappointed because of unfulfilled hopes, expectations, or misfortune.
Here are my…
My phone rang, it was 8:45 pm CDT. “He’s gone,” my nephew quietly said. It was the evening of September 1st.
My brother, Greg, finished his Journey after a half-dozen years of his battle with an Alzheimer-like opponent. Last March we visited him and his wife, Bobbie in Southern California. He didn’t recognize me, and it was clear he was slipping away.
He was in Hospice care for about…
“What’s going on Mary?” Robin asked. “you’re out of control, the annoyance and negativity towards Tom are taking a toll on the team. I’m concerned.”
“I know,” Mary replied, “I don’t know why I’m so frustrated and annoyed recently.”
“I haven’t slept well for weeks. Things are getting to me that didn’t use to bother me. It’s not like…
What happens when a team — with various behavior styles, personalities, and preferences — show up at work?
What happens when a diverse group of people with a family of origin imprint, gender, generation, education, and talent are mixed together on a project?
What happens when a bunch of people, equipped with limiting behavior are recruited to grow a business, deliver a great customer experience, and get results?
“What do you want?” I asked.
Robert needed to make a decision. It would impact his future and that of the team. The question, “What do you want?” is simple, but the answer takes work.
Mixed motives hindered Robert’s ability to make a decision. He needed to create space to think.
What’s behind the curtain?
A motive is a reason for doing something. The word…