What Storytellers Must Do With The Blocks

You may be the world’s greatest communicator. But you won’t always be understood. You might be a superb wordsmith, and yet unable to convince everyone all the time. Lyrical wordplay might be your jam, and still, you will meet a quizzical look from time to time. As a speaker, part of my job is influence…

My Top 10 Posts Of 2016

I can’t believe it! Since I’ve been blogging, that’s what I say to myself at the end of the year most often.  I write and then I leave it alone.  I share and post again but I don’t always look at the numbers to see who is reading.  So, when I come back, I am…

My One Word For 2016

Over the last few years, I’ve taken on the practice of choosing ONE WORD that will be my guiding word for that year.  In 2014, my word was EXPLOSIVE.  There were definitely some things that EXPLODED, just not what I wanted to EXPLODE.  Be careful what you ask for, right?  But, even amidst the challenges,…

Here’s What You, My Readers, Told Me

Assumptions are homicidal!  They can steer you wrong and cause you to get in a heap of trouble!  I won’t even repeat the statement that begins “when you you assume, you make an…”  Living, trying to run a business, writing, speaking or anything that you do, if based on only assumption, is setting you up…

Podcast – Guest: Alli Polin – Becoming An Exceptional Leader

**The name of the show is changing! Beginning with Episode 21, this will be called the Leading With Purpose Podcast.  If you have subscribed on iTunes or Stitcher, you will already see this reflected!** Leadership is hard.  That is probably why so many people don’t want to become leaders.  I have been in two situations…