Every Woman Has a Harvey Story

When I was a high school graduate, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my future. For a variety of reasons, I initially bypassed college and instead went straight to work. I landed a mailroom / office assistant job at a distributor for computer peripherals and worked alongside a fantastic group of […]

What Are You Listening For?

Is it just me, or has anyone else noticed that listening skills are in a serious deficit? Hello? Is this thing on? But seriously, folks … This was acutely evident during the run up to last year’s US presidential election and in the months since. Unless you cancelled your cable subscription and tossed every electronic […]

The Impact of Inertia

I’m about to introduce physics into a blog about leadership and people development.  Why? Because organizations are in a constant state of motion with inertia cropping up all around us … and even within us. Sir Isaac Newton, in his First Law of Motion, explained “inertia” this way: An object will continue moving at its current velocity until […]

Leadership Begins at Home

The September 15, 2016 issue of TIME Magazine includes the cover article by Charlotte Alter titled, “The Secrets of Super Siblings – Nine families raised children who all went to on to extraordinary success. Here’s what they have in common.” It’s a fascinating read of how six factors (Immigrant Drive; Parent/Teachers; Political Activism; Controlled Chaos; […]

Proximity to Power Corrupts the Mind

Early in my HR career, I was assigned to work with a C-Suite executive who was seriously challenged in filling a key position on his staff. Twelve people flew through that revolving door in less than three years … quite the turnover rate! Several members of the HR team had been assigned to support this recruit […]

What’s Your Ripple Effect?

“There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.” ~ Aldous Huxley (writer / philosopher / sociological observer) In a few, simple words, this quote speaks to the multiple factors and influences constantly at work shaping an individual’s persona in the world and determining a leader’s ripple […]