If People are Making Your Holidays More ‘Harumph,” than “Ho, Ho, Ho,” Try This ‘Tis the season! Ostensibly… For many, the holidays are more stressful than stupendous, however, with arguments erupting over everything from what to do, (“We always play board games…”) to what… Read More
“You Should Have Told Me!”… Should I? Recently, I was having a conversation with my husband about whether he should speak to a friend about choices he was making that Keith and others found… wackadoodle. “I can’t… Read More
May Your Holiday Be Filled with Characters—and Character As many of you will be in the throes of eating, or digesting, your Thanksgiving rations next Thursday I thought it prudent to send along my holiday thoughts this week.… Read More
What Happens When Intention Meets Intuition? This past weekend on The Splendid Table podcast, I heard Will Guidara, partner at Eleven Madison Park, (voted “World’s 50 Best of the Best Restaurants,” among other accolades,) talk about… Read More
What Dogs, Cannabis, & Big Feelings Have in Common A few years ago, when CBD’s were becoming part of our everyday vocabulary, I listened to a terrific podcast on the subject. The reporter, who covers the marijuana industry for… Read More
Are You Treating the Cause—or the Symptom? How many times have you heard colleagues, friends, or family say, (or in the case of teenagers, yell,) “It’s not fair”? Alternatively, how often have you gotten the cold shoulder… Read More
Are You Keeping Track or Keeping Score….With Yourself? Last week I wrote about how to tell if someone in your life is keeping track or keeping score. Why? Because when people around you are keeping score it can… Read More
Are People in Your Life Keeping Track—or Keeping Score? This past week I was speaking with a client whose team was completing a large project. Things were going OK but, she said, but there was one team member whose… Read More
Are You Handing Out Enough High-Value Treats? The confluence of two things determined the content of this week’s blog post: The Chief People Officer of HubSpot, Katie Burke, posted about phrases we don’t hear enough at work.… Read More
“Because You Said So?” I Don’t Think So A few weeks ago, I wrote about phrases that do not promote harmony.  This past week I attended a meeting where I was reminded of another:  “Because I said so.” … Read More