Does your company have Culture Ambassadors?


I am a professed culture geek. Culture is everything to me. It is the payoff and the reward for listening to your customers, where everybody is a customer! Being a Culture Ambassador brings great rewards and fulfillment! There are employees that would love to be the ‘Culture Ambassador’ of the week. Culture doesn’t eat strategy, […]

Organizational Change


Change is hard, ask anyone. As Daniel Goleman points out in “Primal Leadership” (Goleman, D. 2002, Pg 116), one only needs to think back on our previous successes as well as our failed attempts at change. Let our annual pilgrimage to aspiring New Year’s resolutions serve as ample evidence of this. Successful change is based […]

Name the Day!


Maybe today is the day! What will be your intention today? What will you name the day? Will it be Service? Will it be Growth? Maybe you might choose Inspiration and Find Your Voice. Then where will you send the intentions? To your marriage, your work, your children? What ever it be, make it yours, […]

Obesity in the Workplace


Obesity is always a touchy subject, and with the new cautions on obesity and discrimination in the workplace, most won’t touch the subject with a ten foot pole. The evidence shows we’ve got to, and I’m happy to! Obesity does not define who someone is, it is a condition. An unhealthy condition than can be […]

Rise and Shine!


Every new week, every new day is a new opportunity to choose what we will do to shape our lives and our selves. What will you choose today?

Create a Ripple


Ever hear of a ‘keystone habit’? Keystone habits are small changes or activities that people introduce into their life or daily routine that unintentionally carry over into other aspects of their life; they have a ripple effect and spill into other parts of their lives. This ripple effect ends up creating lots of unintended and […]

Conflict and Clarity: 7 Elements to Address Both


Conflict is a necessary part of leadership. With opportunity and growth comes change. Change potentiates conflict. A common conflict situation I have experienced in the workplace occurs when there is a lack of clarity in the direction desired or agreed upon roles and duties for all members of a team. This can create negative results […]

Making Change


In order to grow we must change. It doesn’t happen overnight. Change happens on a day in, day out basis, whether we like it or not. You either ignore change, resist change, or make change. If you want to make change you must check-in with yourself on a daily basis. If you want to grow […]

Fitness and the Heat


Don’t let the summer heat wave be an excuse to skip the fitness routine. Here are six quick tips to remember when you’re seeing triple digits! 1. Remember to get up and out early. You can nap inside during the heat of the day when it’s too hot to do anything else. 2. Remember to […]

Flailing to Communicate


James Humes once said “Every time you speak, you are auditioning for leadership.”(Humes, 2013) The quality of how we communicate speaks volumes about us as leaders. When leaders are unable to communicate effectively, organizations flail in their attempt to succeed like a fish on the beach. Leaders must understand the importance of verbal and nonverbal […]