Freedom in Structure

I’m often asked by clients what it’s like to work for myself. I thought I’d take a moment to share my thoughts in a quick video since it’s been a while since I’ve shared much here in my blog… watch it here. Harvard Business Review published a thoughtful article in 2018 on the tensions leaders face between empowering employees and …

Words of Wisdom: The Dalai Lama’s Perspective on Leadership

Whenever I find something written by the Dalai Lama, I read it. His wisdom has proven invaluable. It wasn’t until graduate school that I discovered the Dalai Lama invests time with academic and professional communities, sharing his wisdom on Leadership and Culture. In a recently released HBR article, His Holiness talks about the skills that make leaders effective. And it’s …

Walking the Path: Experience-Driven Leadership Development

Given the complexity of leadership roles and environments it seems practical to consider leadership as a set of skills and attributes refined and developed over time. Effective leaders are developed through high-stakes experiences integrated with a learning orientation and access to support and feedback.

SIOP’s Top 10 Workplace Trends of 2019

Create Collaborate

As a practitioner of Industrial-Organizational Psychology, I have the privilege of being affiliated with a professional guild – the Society of Industrial Organizational Psychologists (SIOP). Through my membership, I gain access to the latest research as well as a vast network of professionals, experts, and academics. Each year I look forward to the release of the SIOP Workplace Trends Survey. …

Who has your Attention?

Many of you know by now I’m a fan of Stoic philosophy. Every morning, my husband and I read a daily meditation from Ryan Holiday’s Daily Stoic. Every now and again, one of them really moves me. Cuts right to the essence of the issues we deal with in life. Today’s quote is one of those messages. Society works hard …

Level UP!

In a recent article by Richard Branson, Founder at Virgin Group, he challenges us to think about what holds us back from taking risks. I’m sure you’ve heard the saying “to get what you’ve never had, you must do what you’ve never done”.  In the cover image the quote is attributed to JD Huston.  I’ve heard it attributed to others.  Anyhow, who …

Moving Beyond Judgment

In this week’s Martha Minute, I’m sharing what becomes possible when we’re willing to move beyond our judgments.  Beyond the need to be right or wrong, good or bad.  In areas where you’re not accomplishing all you’d like or relationships that aren’t working, taking a look to see what judgments are at play could help you get moving. Be well!  

Being Present with Difficult Emotions

Sad Man City

I wrote this poem the other day while reflecting on the last year of our life, which has been turbulent, at best. Here, I sit. In a space that once was mine. somewhere between my future and my past. My life shattered, scattered. Grasping for the pieces as they float away. Avoiding, resisting the uncomfortable unknown, the unsettling transition. Reaching …

The Surprise in Becoming a Writer

These last few weeks have been challenging. I’ve started writing my first book and I’m realize I don’t know what it looks like to be a writer.  Apparently, I have plenty of ideas about it. The Breakdown I started a few weeks ago with the instructions to treat writing like a job – showing up and writing daily.  And as …

Anything Can Be An Advantage

Every day my husband and I read the Daily Stoic.   Today’s entry may be my favorite of the year.   This entry embodies everything I believe is possible in life.  It perfectly describes the work I do with my clients – finding the advantage in any situation. What would your life look like if you took this approach every …