Joie de vivre or Don’t Bother

I was coaching a client this week and he got emotional when talking about why he does the work that he does.  He had forgotten why his work mattered to him.  He had been phoning it in for a long time and getting back in touch with his reason for being moved him. Just...

Weaverville, North Carolina: Where Business Gets Done

This summer I traveled with my kids to Weaverville, NC – technically we went to see my folks who have a house in Leicester, but I spent a large part of each day in Weaverville. That part of America is truly God’s Own Country in July and while I basked in...

How To Get People To Do What You Want

Conventional wisdom dictates that leadership consists of commanding (attracting the respect and attention of) those people from whom you seek compliance. Conventional wisdom would have us believe that leadership means telling (ordering, directing) the minions what to...

Career Killer No. 1 – Making Assumptions

Humans have the ability to draw conclusions and make associations at lighting fast speeds.  And, a smart professional like you likely excels at shortcutting the thinking process.  At this stage of your life, you have a treasure trove of information stashed away.  You...