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Picture This – Photos as a Metaphor for Life and Work

Morning selfie. Across from the couch where I pause each morning to drink my coffee sits an empty picture frame. It once contained a picture of me from years past. I removed it in frustration a while back because I felt stuck in an identity that I wanted to leave behind. The empty picture frame Continue reading Picture This – Photos as a Metaphor for Life and Work

Challenging Our Leadership Habits

We’re always looking for a better mousetrap. I share our natural inclination to seek plug-and-play solutions to the challenges and choices we face as leaders. Books, blogs, coaches, and seminars abound with step-by-step recipes for our most complicated problems. The sheer volume of these solutions is pretty compelling evidence that we like to streamline our Continue reading Challenging Our Leadership Habits

Ignite and Energize Your Organization – A Conversation with Todd Hoskins

Todd Hoskins is the founder of Canopy Gap, an organization whose mission is to ignite customer relationships and energize teams & leadership using a set of unique tools and processes he and his team have developed. I recently had the opportunity to spend some time with Todd and found we share a similar vision for the Continue reading Ignite and Energize Your Organization – A Conversation with Todd Hoskins

Building and Burning Bridges

Want to be a leader who thrives in the present? Build bridges. Want to be a leader who shapes the future? Burn them. It’s both. Leaders accelerate beginnings and endings. They create and destroy. I know, that’s a harsh-sounding word, “destroy”. It’s more pleasant to think about the creating. But beginnings usually require endings. Building Bridges Continue reading Building and Burning Bridges