The Day I was Laid Off and the Rest of the Story

Published: May 24, 2016

I didn’t see it coming.  It wasn’t like I was engineering my layoff; I was working just as hard the day a corporate officer fired me as the day I started. My layoff took place in Southern California.  I was a district manager for a large chain of child care centers.  We operated child care […]

Change is emotional, personal and constant.

Published: December 22, 2014

The Firesign Theater released a comedy album with the title, Everything You Know Is Wrong. I think today we could agree that what we knew 20 years ago is probably wrong today because things have changed. If you are responsible for a project at work, you must think about change, because the way your boss […]

Look: You are Amazing

Published: October 7, 2014

When you were a kid – or perhaps a young adult – perhaps you remember traveling in the wilderness, climbing over rocks and jumping over minor obstacles. Did you ever come to a barrier that you are scared to cross? The easiest thing to do would be to jump from one place to another, and […]

Not Enough Time To Think Strategically

Published: September 16, 2014

    A recent study of the work habits revealed that 80% of executives studied do not feel they have enough time for strategic thinking or creative thinking. Leadership requires innovative thinking. An organization cannot continue indefinitely working on the programs established five years ago. Someone must think about the future; someone must suggest a […]

Is Change Important to You?

Published: July 11, 2014

  If you are dissatisfied, you probably want change.  Try imposing change on another person, and you will discover that most people aren’t interested.  Another person may be dissatisfied, but they probably aren’t ready to sign onto your vision.  Intentional change often fails. Change is all around us. I think we live in an era […]

Big space needed. Wide Space for Transformation

Published: May 30, 2014

  The turning radius of a supertanker is approximately ¾ of a mile. By contrast, a hummingbird seems to be able to change course instantaneously with no space lost. If you are changing the course of your life right now, as I am, like many people I know are, how much space is needed to […]

How to be a Fast Mover in Your Career Change

Published: May 9, 2014

  A career change is more than a job change. The person who changes careers not only has to learn new skills but also has to reinvent himself or herself. If you want to accelerate into a career change then you can move the timetable in your favor.  Create a blueprint for action. This blueprint […]

The Three Varieties of Change: Business Training for Transitions

Published: March 28, 2014

Not all change is equal. In a workplace, some change is incidental – a memo will be sufficient to notify people. Other change will be huge – HUGE – and require years to assimilate. The project management Institute (PMI), has indicated that there are three levels of change, and given us a means of distinguishing […]

Burning through the Fog with Leadership Vision

Published: January 7, 2014

Visionary thinking is a success behavior.  That is what I was told by successful people I’ve interviewed for this book.  The person with a vision of the future has a handful of fire – energy that can capture the attention of others, and challenge people to work on something meaningful. A leader with vision inspires […]

Strategy Includes Thinking: The Driver for Leadership Executive Coaching

Published: December 13, 2013

  Leaders are often the person in charge of strategy. Strategy often seems like this mysterious skill that isn’t taught well; a leader chooses the best direction for an organization or team. And because that route was taken the team breaks worldwide records (or, at least, is first in their class). Strategic leadership wouldn’t happen […]

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