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How Do You Measure Progress?

In working with hundreds of clients and speaking to tens of thousands of people over the last decade, there are some fundamental truths that have emerged from my work. One of those is the fact that human beings are most happy when we feel that we’re making progress in any area of life.​We are driven […]

Why It’s So Difficult To Reach Your Goals

What do you want? It seems like a simple enough question, but when you look at your life and leadership, goals and aspirations, what comes to mind when you think about the things you would like to change or improve? Have you ever felt frustrated at how difficult it can be achieving many of your […]

Who are You When Nobody is Looking?

One of the first things I tend to do when working with new clients is to have them clarify their values. What things are most important to you? What values best define or describe who you are and what you stand for? What inspires you, both in yourself and in others? Write them down and […]

Reinvent Yourself

One of the first bits of advice I received from a writer friend when I began to publish these newsletters was to “write what you know.” It made a lot of sense to me back then, and it still holds true today. In each of my newsletters, I write from a very personal point of […]

Drop The “Shoulds” with Leadership Coach, Kevin Ciccotti

​One of the things I’ve noticed about myself over the years is that I tend to spend an inordinate amount of time solving problems that I don’t actually have. You too? What the hell is that about, and more importantly, why do we do that? One of the biggest contributors to this dilemma is our […]

Why It’s Time to Face the Difficult Conversations

​I sat with rapt attention, listening as the person across from me told me all the things I had done to hurt her, all the reasons she didn’t trust me, the reasons our relationship – for all practical purposes – had ended. Badly, I might add. She was a former colleague, someone who a dozen […]

Who Are You When Nobody Else is Looking?

​One of the first things I tend to do when working with new clients is to have them clarify their values. What things are most important to you? What values best define or describe who you are and what you stand for? What inspires you, both in yourself and in others? Write them down and […]

Stop Answering, Start Asking

The clients I’m fortunate enough to work with have a few things in common. One of those being that they rose to their levels of success by being people who have answers; someone who can help solve complex problems, and understand how to take the knowledge they have and put it into action. And for […]

3 Reasons to Embrace Your Problems

Do you like surprises? If you’re like most people, you’re probably thinking, “Yeah, I like surprises.” But the truth is, you don’t! Let’s be clear about it – you only like the surprises you want. The surprises you don’t want, you call problems! But why do we dislike problems so much? Why do we work […]