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Leadership

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: If you think this looks bad, you should see the other guy! There is a place I go for Happy Hour dinner frequently. The food is great, but the bartender is the reason I go. She is simply a spectacular person. She confided in me that she was going to […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want. I belong to an entrepreneur group at the Pyramid Club in Philly. During my first meeting, the chair Don Campbell asked us, during introductions, to state clearly how the group could help us with our businesses. I’ve thought about […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I have a Sixth Sense about this. I was talking to a colleague recently about his business. We are both speakers, trainers and authors, and are both adding new members to our teams. Building a team is akin to pouring a foundation for a house. You must draft plans, build […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: I’d like to procrastinate, but I keep putting it off. There are times when I have so many things going on that I find myself a little overwhelmed. And in those moments, I find other things to do than the things that most need to be done. Today I must […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Do you  ever feel like a fish out of water? I was just talking to someone (let’s call her Sara) who is struggling in her first leadership role. A few months ago she was a colleague. Now she is “the boss.” Quoting one of my favorite leadership guru’s, John C. […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: It seems so easy from far away. I watched people climb the dive platform in Rhodes for days. I wanted to do it. I thought I could do it. I was scared to do it. Jutting out of the water like some monolith of ancient times, it beckons you with […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: Distance gives you perspective. Close inspection provides clarity. I just returned from nearly a week at the #Influence19 National Speakers Association annual conference, and once again, my perspective has been transformed. Taking time out to work ON your business rather than IN your business is critical. Operating in the day […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: For the love of chocolate. A few years ago my husband went to Japan on business, and he returned with the best airport gift ever. Two boxes of Royce Nama chocolate. Little pillows of melty fudge, I was transformed. We limited ourselves to only one per day, savoring every glorious […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: These boots are made for walkin’. Earlier this year I interviewed Matt Javit ✈️🌏 for my podcast, and he introduced me to the concept of and term for a “mid-career retirement.” Matt and his wife decided to take 2 years to travel the world at the height of their professional […]

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Thoughts From the Coffee Table: What is perfection? When my son was young I wanted to be the perfect mother. Each Spring a version of this cake adorned a magazine, and I always intended to make it. There seemed to be an inherent message that if I made it, it was physical proof that I […]

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