Giving Feedback to Kids

When I consider how to raise my kids I remind myself that, I’m not raising kids, I’m raising adults. Now that can really make me sound like a curmudgeon so bare with me. If you’ve been following along for any amount of time you know that I believe whole heartedly in kids being kids andContinue reading “Giving Feedback to Kids”

Nailing Performance Reviews

Fall is not my favorite season but I’m coming around to a few things it has to offer (though not a one of them is pumpkin spice). I am loving the smell of fall, both inside and outside. OK so I’ve always loved the ‘inside’ smells of fall. Cooking is a passion of mine soContinue reading “Nailing Performance Reviews”

Authentically Influencing

Often when we’re trying to influence someone it is to do something that we want them to do or think is right for them. You try to get your kids to make healthy food choices, get your spouse to get things done around the house, or get your team to beat a deadline that willContinue reading “Authentically Influencing”

What Does Success Look Like?

What is the definition of success? What would it look like for you to be successful right now? How about in 10 years? Are both(or either) of those different from how you would have defined success 10 years ago? Hopefully you’re able to answer each of those questions. Meaning, you know what you want, youContinue reading “What Does Success Look Like?”

Making the Right Decision

When it comes to my kids, I tell them just like I see it. I don’t sugar coat or lie about things they want to do. I don’t bubble wrap them or take a bunch of precautions to keep them from getting hurt. I just don’t, and never have. When they were crawling down steps,Continue reading “Making the Right Decision”

Transitioning to a New Stage in Life

How often have you heard people tell you, you’re going to miss this, when referring to how you’re currently experience a stage in life? How do you typically react? Does it help you reset your perspective and focus on the positives walking away from that conversation more thankful for the current moment than before? OrContinue reading “Transitioning to a New Stage in Life”

Leading Without Expertise

Have you ever tried to be the expert at something? Have you put in the hours to learn the craft, the effort to truly understand and improve, and risk your ego by either competing or reaching out for help to bring you beyond where you can go on your own? It takes a lot toContinue reading “Leading Without Expertise”

Impacting My Reputation

There is a lot of talk around biases in recent years, which is a good thing. Biases impact our view of a person before we know them based on a stereotype or a story we’ve told ourselves about ‘people like them.’ Biases hurt not only the person who is being stereotyped but also the greaterContinue reading “Impacting My Reputation”