Treat the Cause Not the Symptom


  Recently I was on a call and the tables were turned on me- Instead of doing the coaching, I was the one being coached. -Which by the way is always a valuable exercise if you ever want to improve your skills. When was the last time you switched roles with someone on your team…read more.

What’s Weighing on You?


  My family and I have decided to spend the New Year’s Holiday in one of our favorite places this year- Maui. Yet our trip almost never got of off the ground this past week as our plane stopped abruptly after leaving the gate. Our pilot got on the loudspeaker and told us we were…read more.

10 Tips for a Stress Free Holiday


It’s that time of year- bells are ringing, children singing and all is merry and bright. Everyone except for you that is, because between your work, family, friends and year-end events you are completely stressed out. Simply surviving the holidays is no way to experience the most wonderful time of the year, and if you…read more.

Retailers Have Taken Over


  Here we are the week after Thanksgiving. It’s hard to believe there are only four weeks left in the year. That’s four weeks to wrap up all your unfinished business, close a few more deals, tie up all your loose ends, get your business plans completed and set yourself up for success in the…read more.

What Are You Thankful For?


After a whirlwind speaking and training tour over the past 10 days that’s sent me, through 8 states, on 7 flights with 6 clients, I’m now ready to punch out my time clock for a few days and really enjoy the up coming Thanksgiving Break.   Thanksgiving has, and probably always will be my favorite…read more.

Lessons Learned Back in High School


  3 Quarter Turns From My Son’s High School Soccer Team   My son just finished up his senior season as one of the captains for his high school soccer team. After an amazing ride and undefeated 19-0 regular season they lost a heartbreaker in the district finals to a cross county rival. While this…read more.

Indian Summer & Second Chances


  I’ve been home in Michigan this past week and we have been enjoying above average temperatures close to 80 degrees. When I was young my elementary school teacher used to refer to days like these as the Indian Summer. She called these summer-like days the last chance to enjoy the outdoors and prepare for…read more.

3 Simple Rules Learned in Pre-School


I’ve been doing some work with a non-profit here in my home state of Michigan and recently had a conversation with a pre-school director. She mentioned to me how at the beginning of the school year it’s extremely important to lay out the rules for the children but also the importance to keeping it simple…read more.

Start Thinking Back Inside the Box


  How often in your meetings or workplace do you hear someone say, “We really need to start thinking more Outside the Box”?   It’s become such a business and innovation cliché over the years that the statement almost feels useless and redundant. In fact many times the statement is a sign of the hopeless…read more.

How Coachable Am I?


  Think about this. A person goes to a doctor because they have some knee pain after a particularly busy weekend of work in the yard. As part of the normal exam process, the doctor discovers the patient’s blood pressure is higher than it ought to be. The doctor mentions it to the patient and…read more.