Monthly Archives: November 2013

My New BFF at Work: The Albany-Colonie Regional Chamber of Commerce

While sitting at my desk this morning, I laughed so hard at one of my own jokes that I spilled coffee on my laptop.   Being this funny is bound to start costing me.  When the Gallup organization started talking about

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There’s a WHAT?! in My BATHROOM?! Courage Practiced, Courage Tested.

  Courage takes practice.  Apparently, I’ve needed a lot of it lately.  Practice, that is.  And courage, too.  Sometimes I wonder, “what if I do all this talking about courage, and a BIG MOMENT comes- something crazy, or totally unexpected,

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Things Aren’t Going As I Planned: Cry Me a 24-Hour River

Things aren’t going as I planned this week. I wasn’t at my best with a client, I gave a speech that was good, but not fabulous, and a potential client I’ve been excited about fell through.  Waa.  I have a

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Playing Football With My Son and Other Leadership Must Do’s That Hurt

I am always telling executives to face their discomfort, walk into it head on, if it is what their people need.  “Leadership is a calling! And if the members of the organization call, you answer!”  “I don’t care if it’s

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Why I Love to Hate Running: A Dramatic Tale of Solitude and Wheezing

I hate running.  Especially while I’m running. I always have.  I hate everything about it, except when it’s over, and then I love it.   But, shortly after, I love to hate it again.  I’ve been running for about 20 something

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Leadership Do-Overs and the Problem with My Diamond-Soled Shoes

We all have our soft spots.  Some people cry over stray puppies, some over spilled milk.   Of course, there are the REAL things to actively grieve- hunger, safe drinking water, trafficking of women and children. So, let me be more

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