Want to know others?   Know thyself first.

Have you ever wondered why you seem to naturally gravitate towards some people and not to others?  Or where your communications seem to go well with some people and not with others? Often when we are triggered, it is either because somebody else’s natural style is different than our own or there is something about what the other person is saying or how they are saying it that does or does not...

Building Relationships – Understanding Self and Others

Building Relationships/Understanding Self and Others Building relationships it easy for some and more uncomfortable for others. It often comes down to interest and intention. Many think there is a knack for building relationships that they just don’t have and never will. The truth is that it is possible for all of us. A few tips can go a long ways. Let’s break this down. Building relationships...

Leader as Listener

Listening is one of the core leadership skills.  It is a skill that can be developed and honed. It creates amazing benefits. How often do you find yourself listening to others?  What are you listening for? What are you learning? How do you listen in a way that creates benefits? Listening starts with listening to ourselves and, over time, developing our Personal Mastery (Senge, 2006).   There are...

Want to be more creative?

Want to be more creative? Many of us would say that we are not very creative and look to those who are creative as talented or gifted, born with the innate ability to be creative. In reality, we are all born with this ability and have the capacity to uncover and build upon it. Creativity is the act of producing through use of imaginative skill. It does not necessarily mean inventing something...

Time for a new pair of shades?

Time for a new pair of shades? Earlier this month, I was dropping off a relative at the airport. As I was heading out, at the drive through parking pay station, I noticed that a person was having difficulty exiting and the attendant was assisting them. Meanwhile, at another parking station, I was attempting to pay for my parking and the payment instruction screen was blank. I assumed the issue...

Intention brings goals and resolutions to life!

INTENTION BRINGS GOALS AND RESOLUTIONS TO LIFE! It’s 2017.  You may have already set some goals or resolutions for the year.  How about intention, the reason for achieving the goals or resolutions? Understanding the intention or the reason why you are setting your particular goals or resolutions is a key step.   In order for something to be compelling, it is important for us to know why we are...

Getting to the HEART of the Matter … Taking Time In

Getting to the HEART of the Matter … Taking Time In [Image source:  forbesoste] We’ve heard the phrase ‘getting to the heart of the matter’.  What does getting to the heart of the matter mean? Heart is the: core, vital component, source of creativity.  Getting to this can take some work.  In coaching, coaches really strive to support clients to get to the client’s own heart of the matter, what...