Your New Year's Resolution: Change JUST ONE THING.

It's the time of year when we're thinking about our New Year's Resolutions, which for many of us can end up being a long list of items that by January 15 have gone out the door. I'm no exception. The planning I did a few weeks ago with my mastermind group led to a long laundry list of things I needed to work on, which already feels overwhelming to me... Read more →

I'm very excited to announce the launch of The Leadership Lab--a project I'm co-hosting with my colleague and fellow leadership learner, Rebecca Fabiano. This will be a Professional Learning Community, a mastermind group, an in-person and online course, but most importantly, an opportunity for us to work with others who want to explore and develop new leadership skills and competencies that focus on leader-as-host, rather than leader-as-hero. In the process,... Read more →

A Simple Process for Planning for Your New Year

Yesterday I had the opportunity to meet with a couple of colleagues to do some goal-setting and planning for 2016. The framework was simple, but the learning was deep, so I wanted to share the process with you as a possibility for your own planning We took the morning to do this work, but you could probably do it in a few hours. I would also recommend doing it with... Read more →

I'm currently working with a colleague to create a Professional Learning Community and experience we're calling "Leadership Lab" that we plan to launch in January. As part of the planning, we're thinking very deeply about the skills and attitudes of Leadership that we feel are important. This work is opening up a lot of questions for me about the nature of leadership, my own beliefs about what it means to... Read more →

Use Purposeful Discovery, Not Passion, To Guide Your Career

One of the worst pieces of advice we give to people about pursuing a meaningful career is to "follow your passion." In my experience, most people have a very narrow sense of what they are passionate about and, in many cases, they've lost touch altogether with any sense of passion in their lives. That is often what brings them to seek career advice in the first place. They essentially feel... Read more →