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...
3 Tips Thursday – Last one

3 Tips Thursday – Last one

I started these messages as a mind-trick to get me to write a book. And after a little more than a year, I have lots of writing to work with, edit and put back together as a book. Something that would never have happened if I’d set out to write all of that at once....
3 Tips Thursday – Why you should love meetings

3 Tips Thursday – Why you should love meetings

Before you say I’m crazy, certainly there are meetings that could be handled quickly over email. But anything involving a group, or nuance, or high stakes decisions (okay, even medium stakes decisions), is much better served face-to-face. Done right, meetings get...
3 Tips Thursday  – Persuading others to join you

3 Tips Thursday – Persuading others to join you

This week I’m a little late, and frankly a little longer than usual. I hope you’ll read the whole thing. Thank you in advance.  I’ve written before about heat and light. That it often takes both pressure and diplomacy to move people and change minds. But...