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You Need 3 Kinds of Wealth—Here’s Why

2017-11-16T11:05:54+00:00 Career, Innovation, Leadership, Strategy|

As the old saying goes, “Money alone can’t by happiness.” That’s true, but there’s something else too: Lacking wealth can make you very unhappy. If you doubt that, try asking people who have lived in poverty. Much of my work is about helping people build resilience, overcome challenges, and find ways to turn adversity into [...]

What I’ve Been Reading – September 2017

2017-09-28T07:12:58+00:00 Career, Innovation, Leadership, Strategy|

“Spend time walking with thinkers.” That’s something a mentor of mine used to say, and he was referring to reading.  He saw reading as a way to connect with great thinkers and enrich intellect. He was right. When people make the time to read, they become more inspired, engage and empowered. But there’s also a [...]

What I Learned about Public Speaking at TEDx

2017-07-19T21:14:00+00:00 Career, Leadership, Uncategorized|

Several weeks ago I received a tremendous honor—I was invited to speak at TEDx Boulder. I’m a huge TED fan, and I believe the TED mission of “spreading ideas worth sharing” is incredibly important for individuals, businesses and our society. So, of course, I expected to invest a lot of time and effort into preparing [...]

How To Talk About What You Do

2017-07-19T21:14:00+00:00 Career, Leadership|

Recently I caught up with a former colleague, who I’ll call John. Formerly a senior leader with a Fortune 100 company, John has extraordinary skills in his field. He’s also in a career transition right now—in other words, he’s looking for a new job after being laid off. During our chat, I noticed that John [...]

How to Be a Courageous Leader

2017-07-19T21:14:00+00:00 Career, Innovation, Leadership|

I work with many tremendously talented people who repeatedly overcome obstacles and succeed, but I also see others who remain stuck in a perpetual negative cycle they believe they’re powerless to escape. As an executive coach I’ve learned that there’s one key differentiator: courage. And it’s not just the run-of-the-mill “gladiator” archetype of courage. Rather, [...]

Get Your New Year Off to the Right Start

2017-08-10T05:48:11+00:00 Career, Innovation, Leadership|

Most of us are now back in the office after a well-deserved holiday break, and even though jumping back in after the year-end vacation can feel overwhelming, I believe the beginning of the year is the perfect time to take stock of the past, celebrate your accomplishments, and set some goals for the coming year. [...]

Do You Have the Courage to Win by Losing?

2017-07-19T21:14:00+00:00 Career, Leadership|

How often do you lose arguments? I’m talking about argument in its literal sense (meaning a productive debate), not an overly emotional exchange.  If the answer is “not often,” then you may be doing yourself a tremendous disservice. In fact, one of the best things a business leader (or an aspiring business leader) can learn is [...]

Never Treat Your Boss Like a Boss

2017-07-19T21:14:01+00:00 Career|

As a coach, I’m frequently called upon to help clients navigate challenging situations with a boss. Sometimes the problems have lingered for years and have festered into deep frustration and anger. Other times, I’ll hear from people who already have good boss relationships but want to make them great relationships. In most cases, the key [...]

How Well Are You Managing Your Own Success?

2017-07-19T21:14:01+00:00 Career|

Every day, I have the privilege of talking to many highly successful professionals. And, whether they’re senior leaders or emerging talent, entrepreneurs or big company veterans, in very stable positions or in transition, there Is one thing that far too many have in common: Despite a history of success in managing the businesses under their [...]

Getting Ahead in Today’s Economy: Emotional Intelligence Demystified

2017-07-19T21:14:01+00:00 Career, Leadership|

Are you intelligent enough for today’s economy? Research shows that as much as 75% of career success is driven by intelligence—but not the kind that would be measured on any IQ test. Emotional intelligence (EQ) is one of the most important (yet most misunderstood) skills for today’s chaotic business environment—whether you’re a leader, individual contributor, [...]