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Music Monday: Belay On!

One of my all-time favorite Calibration Team Retreats we’ve ever facilitated at LionSpeak was with a small group of women in Seattle, Washington. We went to local climbing gym, had our meeting, got a truckload accomplished and topped it off with some teambuilding exercises on the climbing wall. But before we could do any of the activities we had planned, we …

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Become the Leader Others Want to Follow

Leadership is the number one skill professionals need to master to create the career and life they want. Leadership trumps every other skill you need. Everyone can become a great leader. And, it’s not as hard as you’ve been led to believe. At one of our recent “Leaders of the Pride” workshops, a new dentist said, “My father was a …

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Beginner’s Mind

You know you’re getting old when the surgeon who’ll be performing your procedure, the pilot on the plane you’ve just boarded, and the accountant assigned to do your taxes all look like they just graduated from high school. For these things and others, I don’t want beginners… I want experience. Or do I? Experience is a good thing, as a …

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Making Business Easy

I love shopping on Amazon and I adore using Netflix for my movies and shows. I’m a frequent Uber patron and a huge fan of CLEAR to scoot past security lines at major airports. I hardly ever actually go to the bank anymore because of the ease and convenience of Chase Bill Pay and Deposit by Phone. All of these …

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Clearing the Clutter

I really don’t know how it happens. I spend several days, if not a full week, every year cleaning out my office, purse, bathroom, closet, kitchen drawers, bedside table, and I swear I’m going to keep it that way once and for all! But then, well… you know what’s coming. I look up one day and the piles are back, …

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Music Monday: Love

We’ve finally arrived! This week, we conclude with my tenth and final installment in our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. Suggestion #3: Visualize responsibly. Suggestion #4: Say what you want and expect. Suggestion #5: Stop comparing. Suggestion …

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Letting Go

This week we continue with my ninth installment in our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. Suggestion #3: Visualize responsibly. Suggestion #4: Say what you want and expect. Suggestion #5: Stop comparing. Suggestion #6: Take the leap. Suggestion …

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Be Selective and Guard Your Time

This week we continue with my eighth installment in our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. Suggestion #3: Visualize responsibly. Suggestion #4: Say what you want and expect. Suggestion #5: Stop comparing. Suggestion #6: Take the leap. Suggestion …

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Lend a Hand

This week we continue with my seventh installment in our list of suggestions for how we could live and operate our businesses from a place of greater happiness… Suggestion #1: Assume the best. Suggestion #2: Roll with it. Suggestion #3: Visualize responsibly. Suggestion #4: Say what you want and expect. Suggestion #5: Stop comparing. Suggestion #6: Take the leap. Suggestion#7:  Lend a Hand. As I write …

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Music Monday: One Last Caress

If Memorial Day weekend officially ushers in summertime, Labor Day weekend is the closing bookend to it.  You’ll be receiving this Stretch on Labor Day Monday and I hope you’re outside soaking up the warm sunshine doing something you love.  As you celebrate, Tom and I will be in the beginning stages of thinking about… kind of… sort of… maybe… …