Failure and Success

How the Most Spectacular Failures can Lead to the Most Incredible Accomplishments.

Failure.  The word is loaded with connotations.  With many executives, it’s a highly unpopular word.  After all, how many highly driven Type A people do you know that enjoy failing?

Yet, there is so much to be gained from failure.  Failure is the key to innovation and success.  Rarely can innovation or success be achieved without failing first.  So, what bridges the gap from failure to success?   Continue reading

Endings and New Beginnings

Time to Start 2013Happy New Year!

Happy 2013! With the close of one year and the advent of the next, it’s the perfect time to take a few minutes reflect on the time gone by and set your intention for what’s to come. Continue reading

Coping with Tragedy

PossibilityAs a Nation Mourns the Senseless Loss of Life.

Since the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary last week, the nation has been mourning the heart wrenching loss of 20 beautiful children and six remarkable adults. As a parent, the news hit really close to home for me. I had dropped my two-year old daughter off at pre-school probably much like the parents had dropped their children off at school that same morning. The difference was I had the incredible blessing of picking her up, thanking God for her and holding her a little closer and tighter. Continue reading

What I Learned about Business from U2

How Business and Life Work in Mysterious Ways.

Lessons in business are everywhere.  This week, I found them on my iPod.  As I’ve shared before, I am a huge fan of U2.  I adore the band’s music, creativity and social activism.  I never realized that their songs are also lessons in business and life for that matter. Continue reading

What Business Teaches Us

A Life Lesson Delivered Over Lunch. 

Recently, I met with a client, who was nearing retirement.  As our coaching relationship was coming to a close, “Bob” and I had a final lunch to celebrate endings and new beginnings.

Bob was reflecting on his successes and failures during his incredible career.  Over our entrees, I asked Bob about the biggest lesson he learned along the way.  He said the one thing that never ceased to amaze him was what business relationships taught him about himself.  And with that unexpected comment, I was hooked. Continue reading