Glory Days, Don’t Let Them Pass You By…

March 14, 2021

Thank you, Bruce Springsteen, for this quote. It seems today that the chorus of “glory days” conversation has increased. Perhaps it is because of Covid-19, or larger than that, a longing for the perceived pace of the past? My response to this is, the glory days were only golden in retrospect. Every period has had … Read More

The Secret of Life…

February 14, 2021

The secret of life is enjoying the passage of time There ain’t nothing to it Any fool can do it Nobody knows how we got to The top of the hill But since we’re on our way down We might as well enjoy the ride James Taylor As I reflect on James’ words, I am … Read More

How Do You Know When It Is Time To Go?

January 24, 2021

Whether you are a business owner, a professional manager, an advisor, or anyone engaged in an enterprise for an extended time – how do you know when it is time to go? “Nothing is forever,” the saying goes, and yet sometimes, perhaps even frequently, we stay too long. We watch professional athletes stay past their … Read More

Who Knows What Is Good and What is Bad

January 17, 2021

A few months ago, I began a Mental Fitness Coach training program with Shirzad Chamine, founder of Positive Intelligence. I have found this program to have profound results, and I have integrated it into my YOU PIVOT™ coaching practice. A key tenet of the program is the concept of The Sage Perspective.   The Sage Perspective … Read More

Are You An Unreliable Narrator?

November 8, 2020

Last week I wrote about the importance of telling your today story before answering the question, What is Your Tomorrow Story? One of the challenges I observe in my work as an executive life coach is we are often an unreliable narrator of our own story. Successful people tend to focus on what is next. They … Read More

Nobody Died

October 18, 2020

I have a new CEO client who used to be a trauma surgeon. We’ve had many conversations about the differences between leading an ER surgery team and leading a business. The other day, he said something that has stayed with me since, so I decided to write about it. Here’s what he said, ” while … Read More

Happy New Year, L’Shana Tova

September 20, 2020

This past Friday night began the Days of Awe in the Jewish religion. Rosh Hashanah, the celebration of the New Year in the Hebrew calendar, marks this period’s start; Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, marks the end. It’s a time for reflection, which I enjoy, even though I do not consider myself a religious … Read More

Labor Day In A Pandemic

September 6, 2020

Labor Day has taken on new meaning in these times. In the early months of the pandemic, we celebrated the labor of our essential workers: food production and food service workers who make it possible for the rest of us to eat health-care workers who care for the sick sanitation workers who keep our communities … Read More

Stuck In The Middle

July 19, 2020

As time marches on in this COVID-19 world, life is becoming more challenging. While we are all becoming accustomed to the “protocol,” many, perhaps most, of us don’t want to become accustomed to “it.”  The masks, the temperature checks, the exposure questions, the monitoring, all of that seems almost ordinary by now.   And at the … Read More

Leaders Are The Unsung Heroes

May 17, 2020

As chair of a CEO Peer Advisory Board, I am getting to see first hand the courage, dedication, and determination of leaders during this pandemic. I am humbled and inspired. Leaders of essential businesses all over the world are working hard to keep their employees safe while serving their customers at the same time. Not … Read More