Aug 8 2018

I’m Waving My White Flag!

2020-02-12T17:11:38-06:00August 8th, 2018|Leadership, Personal Development|

As I come off of the holiday weekend and prepare to attend my first workshop as a TLP participant, finalize details for engagements, respond to emails, organize calendars, prepare to orient a new hire on Dec. 3, and continue to develop personally and professionally… I find myself clinging to my imaginary flag pole to raise [...]

Aug 1 2018

Let’s Stop Paying Lip Service to People Development

2018-08-01T11:58:44-05:00August 1st, 2018|Leadership, Next Generation, Personal Development|

Working with leaders of firms in completely different geographies and of a variety of sizes, I continue to have discussions with them about slightly different yet completely related topics:  a lack of traction in a mentoring program, an inability to get engagement reviews completed by both staff and managers and concerns that a partner group [...]

Jul 26 2018

Personality Dynamics in Coaching

2018-07-26T10:53:33-05:00July 26th, 2018|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

In our work with clients, we encourage using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator® (MBTI) personality assessment to gain a better understanding of a leader’s preferences and how those preferences mirror or are different from others on their team. As a coach, we can use these insights about how they like to interact and communicate with others, [...]

Jul 18 2018

Asking for Transparency – What Does That Really Mean?

2018-07-18T12:23:51-05:00July 18th, 2018|Leadership, Next Generation, Retention Strategies, Succession|

When facilitating visioning sessions with both current partners and their NextGen leaders, one element consistently emerges as crucial to their becoming a NextGen firm: transparency. Yes, it’s a request of the NextGen leaders, and it is often contrary to Baby Boomers’ and older Gen Xers’ approach of “Just put your head down, don’t ask any [...]

Jul 11 2018

Sorting Out My Stories

2018-07-11T13:12:50-05:00July 11th, 2018|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” ― Albert Einstein Some of the things I say about myself are true. I’m a mother, a wife, a daughter and a sister. I’m 5’4”,  right-handed, and have naturally curly hair. I’m a yogi [...]

Jul 2 2018

Let Freedom Ring

2018-07-02T08:29:57-05:00July 2nd, 2018|Leadership, Personal Development|

I can’t believe another Independence Day is upon us. Wow!  Time again to reflect on our blessings as Americans. Earlier this year, I wrote about the three words I chose to guide 2018:  Change, Freedom and Joy.  Today, it seems appropriate to let Freedom ring in this 242nd birthday greeting to Lady Liberty. I’ve been [...]

Jun 27 2018

Communicate to Drive Change

2018-06-27T13:01:29-05:00June 27th, 2018|Communication, Leadership, Personal Development|

“Every time I find the meaning of life, they change it.”  ~ Reinhold Niebuhr Have you found the meaning of life?  If we each had to define our meaning, the meanings we’d interpret would be as diverse as our backgrounds, experiences and beliefs.  But no matter what you’re planning and expecting in this life, the one constant you [...]

Jun 21 2018

Keeping seems easy. Stopping is hard. Starting even harder.

2018-06-21T09:50:28-05:00June 21st, 2018|Leadership, Personal Development|

“Keep, Stop, Start” is a useful format or formula for analyzing and evaluating any job, position, project, process or venture, or anything you’re doing, playing, possessing, owning or working on in your life.  For ease of discussion, let’s simply refer to all of these as your “things.” Keep, Stop, Start is a handy way to [...]

Mar 29 2018

Staying Positive

2018-03-29T12:02:38-05:00March 29th, 2018|Personal Development|

At this time of the year, the various busy season deadlines, spring upon us, and new activities thrown into our schedule require increased time and effort, driving our stress level up. Here are six ideas to help maintain positivity – and even reduce the feeling of stress – that you can practice during these peak [...]

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