Shifting Winds

On April 14, 2014 By

On the group bike ride, I had plenty of opportunity to capture the various thoughts surfacing during the numerous occasions where I was thrown off equilibrium by the 10-15 mph winds and various gusts. On top of my mind was the topic of change.  The various words associated with change. Change is an imperative and […]

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The Question is Succession

On October 25, 2013 By

I have been pondering succession lately, especially as this last week, I visited the USS Missouri Memorial and learned during the first Gulf war, many subject matter experts which were retired had to be brought back to active duty to knowledge share, coach and instruct talent.  Planning for known and unknown talent changes is critical. […]

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Cadence of your Talent

On June 14, 2013 By

On my bicycle this morning, my mind began to wonder.  As I looked down at my cassettes and manipulated my gears, I began to think of the parallels between cycling, performance, and change management in the workplace.

Many bikes have one gear, and the ratio is fixed. This reminds me of individuals who have generally […]

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Start and Finish Line

On May 25, 2013 By

I had the opportunity to have dinner with two great people the other night, Jack Cartwright and Emmanuel Toutain.   As I listened carefully to them discuss their passions, motivators and goals, their similarities came to mind.  Both have an MBA; one from McCombs and the other from Wharton Business School.  Another striking parallel was their […]

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I was raised to share; perhaps this is primarily due to having a twin sister.  It is no wonder such phrases as, “Your candle loses nothing when it lights another” are easy for me to remember, and a favorite I oftentimes quote when coaching others to inspire and help another reach his or her potential.


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I am someone who is incredibly interested in human behavior and psychology as it relates to individual,  team and organizational performance and potential.  The book, The Happiness Advantage: The Seven Principles of Positive Psychology That Fuel Success and Performance at Work really captured my attention.  I found myself highlighting, folding page corners, and making notes […]

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Job, Career, or Calling

On January 5, 2012 By

How many times have you seen companies go on about jobs and careers on their websites? A friend of mine made a reference to his job earlier this week, and I started thinking.  Now mind you, this is a very talented individual who strives for success and regularly receives recruiting calls due to his particular […]

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