The Longest Day of the Year (aka Kayak Chaos)…

Yesterday, June 21st,  was the Summer Solstice… the longest day of the year.  Here in Minnesota,  the sky was the bluest it has been so far this summer.  After several weeks of torrential rains, damaging winds and flash flooding in our area,  the blue sky on the first day of Summer was more than a… Read More

Beginning with Vision

Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others ~ Jonathon Swift~ Yesterday I had a great coaching session with a client… As with any coaching session,  she set our agenda and what she wanted to accomplish by the end of our session.  Her intent was to come up with an objective for her… Read More

LEAPING into 2014…

We are in the midst of our annual performance evaluations at work (which we call LEAP as an acronym for leading excellence in performance).  Everyone from the C-level suite through the mailroom is expected (and required) to complete a self-assessment of their performance based on the performance goals that they (or their leadership) put into… Read More

Hurry Up and Wait…

The other evening, I set my alarm early for the next morning because they (those evil weather forecasters) were predicting snow once again for the morning commute. I got up early  because I knew it would be a snowy commute going into work and I anticipated that my usual ten mile, fifteen minute drive to… Read More