“Taking the Olympics to Rio de Janeiro was always considered a bit of a risk. Now that South America’s first games are done, the question is: Did the gamble pay off? The answer, according to experienced Olympic officials and experts, is a mixed bag. Yes, Brazil managed to pull it off under difficult economic and….
I am excited to share an interview I did with fellow ICF Metro DC Board Members M. Parker Mabry, and Todd Dallanegra on “Transforming Lives”, a 30-minute show that spotlights individuals, companies, and charities whose great work transforms lives and improves the quality of life for citizens in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas. Business….
Do one thing every day that scares you. – Eleanor Roosevelt I just read this quote in one of my many books that I am reading/listening to. And I get it…because doing one thing every day that scares you makes you stronger. Then it struck me that most days I play it safe! I started….
With change comes the potential for new opportunities. A change can be a new start, a jumping off point, and this can lead to a great deal of energy and excitement. Change can also bring uncertainty and fear. In today’s economy, you never know who is going to be made redundant, or when a company….
Hiring a coach is often the best decision that a company can make. Many executive coaches are trained to find what is often unseen (but important!) in individuals, teams and in a organizations. If you want to strengthen your team, bring in the unbiased, nonjudgmental perspective of a trained coach. It can fortify you and….
Many people are absolutely terrified of speaking in public. In small groups they are fine, but put a large group of people in front of them and they instantly freeze up. People fear being judged, not being understood, or even forgetting how to speak English! All of this is understandable, but public speaking is an….
Do you find yourself in long unproductive meetings? Are there issues at work that are stuck in the problem-solving stage with no progress? Are you looking to “train” people to be leaders while still on the job? Then ask me about Action Learning to help get your business moving and growing! Action Learning is an….
All our lives, we are taught to follow the rules. In school, we were told “No running in the hallways!” At home, we were told “No eating dessert before dinner!” But later in life, we learn that not all rules are equal and sometimes breaking the rules is the only way to get ahead. Another….
Mutually beneficial partnerships are at the very foundations of our society. In friendships and relationships, a mutually beneficial partnership could just mean that you both enjoy each other’s company. In business, it might mean that you both stand to gain something by working together. A coalition is a partnership whereby two or more people or….
Criticism has gotten a bad name. The word has become synonymous with nitpicking or being petty. But without true criticism, we wouldn’t be able to grow and get better. The problem is that many people, instead of effectively communicating their criticism, just tell the other person what to do or what they have done wrong…..