Creating the best job for you is not a pipe dream or only for the lucky few. We have much more ability to create an ideal fit than most of us realize. Leaders lead lives of impact and meaning because they know whom they are and what they want to contribute. Tweet this thought! All … Continue reading Looking for your Dream Job? “Wrong” Turns Could Lead You in the Right Direction

Albert Einstein’s genius is so highly regarded that he remains an iconic symbol 59 years after his death and the references to intelligence at the mere mention of his name have become a part of our vernacular.  Yet, in a story by NPR Einstein’s Lost Theory Discovered . . . And Its Wrong (http://www.npr.org/2014/03/20/291408248/einsteins-lost-theory-discovered-and-its-wrong)  not … Continue reading What’s Wrong with Being Wrong Sometimes?

There is a false formula for success being perpetrated throughout our country. For the most part, this false formula is spread by people who enjoy the illusion that control over other people creates power and that this power will enable them to feel better about their own insecurities. Thus in return, many of these people … Continue reading Does Fear Rule Your World?

No one doubted that Oprah Winfrey would wow Harvard University in our nation’s springtime tradition of commencement addresses by celebrities of various stripes and vocations.  True to any speech that resonates with audiences it is not only the truths with dustings of humor, it is the glimpses of the people delivering them that keeps us … Continue reading Keep Opening to Your Purpose

I found a story on American Public Media’s Marketplace fascinating. The interview discussed a recent paper by researchers at Stanford and Harvard that reveal that employers are more interested in what you may accomplish that what you already have. Essentially, people want to believe in the promise of what someone has to offer more than … Continue reading The Potential in All of Us

Would you recognize your authentic self if you saw him or her? How would you know it is the real you? What is an “authentic self” and why in the world does it matter to your ability to lead? One of the greatest weaknesses, and almost without question at the root of all inglorious downfalls … Continue reading Leadership Can’t Happen Until YOU Know Who You Are

The fact that millions of Americans are unemployed or underemployed is not news. Although we seem to be engaged in Einstein’s infamous trap of ‘doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.’ Policy makers are debating how to entice businesses into hiring more people and the unemployed are angry and frustrated over … Continue reading Need a Job? Three Steps to Take Now

As I ponder topics for my blog, I often look to issues that are coming up with my clients, family, friends, or those with whom I have recently interacted. I enjoy looking at shared stories and themes, and just like Twitter, my experience has taught me that there are trending topics in life. The one … Continue reading Three Easy Steps To Connection

Even typing the word vulnerable puts me into a quiet, soft mood-not normally the way most people would describe me. In a world where we are taught that harm lurks around every corner and we need to watch our backs, the last thing we want is to be vulnerable. Yet, what kind of world have … Continue reading Being Vulnerable Is Important For Our Future

“What if?” These two words can be an empowering combination or they can be the first step down a path of keeping us locked into limiting patterns. Each day, hundreds of times, we are faced with the opportunity to make choices that lead us toward our dreams or away from them and for far too … Continue reading Overcoming Doubt and Unleashing Your Talents