Difficult Conversations

There are never a shortage of students when I teach workshops on “Dealing with Difficult People.” It’s fascinating, and not surprising that the interest in this topic doesn’t wane. A willingness to engage in difficult conversations is one of the keys to transforming a difficult relationship into a healthy one. Today’s vlog gives some highlights […]

Leadership Leaves a Legacy: Farewell from Senator John McCain

Leadership leaves a legacy. Senator John McCain wrote a farewell statement to America before his passing on August 25, 2018 at age 81. As a student of leadership, and one who loves America  passionately, I am moved deeply by the words of John McCain. (I took the liberty to bold some text within his message.) […]

Limiting Beliefs

Self-Limiting Beliefs A small incident last week put me face to face with the reality of self-limiting beliefs. It wasn’t a life-changing issue, but it brought to mind the weightier beliefs we all have that don’t serve us well. Often, they show up in our self-talk. “I could never write a book.” “I’m no good […]

My Mom is Smarter than Google

There is a high price we have all paid for every convenience the Digital Age offers. Now, instead of having a conversation when a quick answer is needed, we ask Alexa. Or Google a phrase and get millions of answers in seconds. It’s handy, but we’ve lost something valuable in the process. A Facebook post […]

Five Ways to Have a Better Conversation

Our lives succeed or fail one conversation at a time. It’s easy to dismiss this notion, but the power of our words is inestimable. The art of engaging in clear, confident, and coherent conversation seems to be going the way of the fax machine. The major difference is that the value of face-to-face communication skills will […]