What If Wednesday – What if…we just breathe

What If Wednesday – What if…we just breathe

I had all kinds of ideas for this week. Crisis management. Remote work. Risk Management. But seriously, who wants to read that stuff this week? It’ll wait. Right now, just about everyone I know is feeling anxious – about COVID19, about kids being out of school, about...
Be Well and Lead Well

Be Well and Lead Well

One of the things I do is help leaders manage the mess, communicate in crisis and prepare to move forward. It’s really critical that we all put facts over fear and practice good communication. Some of our leaders do this naturally. Not all. So here is a list, in...
What If Wednesday – What If There is Another Way.

What If Wednesday – What If There is Another Way.

A big part of how people learn about my work and iLead Strategies is hearing me speak. It’s one of my very favorite things to do.  This week though, amid concerns about the coronavirus, two speaking events have been canceled. It t is probably the right call but...
What If Wednesday – Stability is an Inside Job

What If Wednesday – Stability is an Inside Job

We tend to look outside ourselves for stability. To our family. To our job. To the world around us. But more and more, our world is turbulent. Changes in the economy. Changes in the weather. A new disease. They show up and disrupt things like how Amazon changed...
What If Wednesday – What if you just say no?

What If Wednesday – What if you just say no?

It’s been a week. Or two. Re-learning that little two letter word – “no.” Twenty years or so ago, a great friend asked me to help lead a political campaign for a candidate I didn’t adore but I was flattered and said yes. If you know me, you know I am not a morning...
What If Wednesday – What If It’s Not About You?

What If Wednesday – What If It’s Not About You?

What if it’s not about you, it’s about them? It usually is, even when it’s about what you want. Want people to follow you? They might do it for you but they will definitely do it if they see how it benefits them. How will their life be easier or better? Want someone...