Three things to consider if you want to give like an altruist.

Three things to consider if you want to give like an altruist.

The holidays are a good time to think about how you give. This might not be the type of giving you generally think about at this time of year, but it’s good to keep in mind as you make your plans for next year.  I was looking for a good book on corporate ethics and...
How to transform conflict into a fresh start.

How to transform conflict into a fresh start.

Saying “tell me more” can transform a conflict into a fresh start.   When you disagree with someone, the most courageous thing you could do is simply say “tell me more”. I’ve been thinking about communication skills again lately. With so many polarizing issues...
Make better decisions by making time to reflect every day

Make better decisions by making time to reflect every day

Having a regular practice can give you the time for reflection. I was invited to participate in a Zoom meeting with Joseph Badaracco, Harvard Business School professor and author of Step Back. The discussion and book is about the importance of reflection and how to...
Why you should examine your views in times of crisis.

Why you should examine your views in times of crisis.

Reexamine your views To create change, we have to reexamine our own views and actions in light of a pain that is deeply felt but too often ignored.  ~ Tim Cook, CEO of Apple The need to “reexamine our own views” are probably some of the most insightful words spoken by...
How to design the next chapter of your life

How to design the next chapter of your life

Whether you’re new to the workforce, feeling stuck or preparing for your encore career, it’s time to check your compass. Your compass has four categories: Life, Work, Health and Play. Ideally all the categories should feel full but in periods of change which happens...