Energy wants to move.  Rivers want to flow. When that flow gets cut off, the pressure mounts until the dam bursts and floods ensue.  As I sit here writing at 4:15 in the afternoon, I’m still wearing the workout clothes I donned at six this morning when I was “just” going to stop in my… read more

Switch & Shift: Your Method Sends a Message

This post is part of the series “Communication,” a weeklong effort co-hosted by Switch & Shift and the good people at SmartBrief’s SmartBlog on Leadership.   Everyone is so busy all the time.  You probably barely have time to read this article.  So it’s tempting to cut corners wherever you can. But, in communications and relationships, particularly… read more

Never Postpone Joy

As I’ve been working with my coaching and consulting clients to set and achieve their personal and professional goals, we’ve been very busy keeping our eyes on the prize. That’s a good thing. But… that’s not the only thing. Yes, it is crucial to set goals and make a plan if you want to optimize… read more

Guest Post: Increasing Your Joy Through Higher EQ

I’m delighted to share author Jen Shirkani’s insights into how your emotional intelligence skills can increase your joy on and off the job.  She says that people with high EQ know they are responsible for their own happiness and that it is within your reach.  Read on to find out how to go get it…. read more


The Gift of Giving… Of Yourself

You Get What You Give Charitable giving is surely a major highlight of the holiday season as fundraisers and procrastinators scramble to take advantage of tax deductions before the year runs out. Sharing our financial resources is indeed an important way to give back and many worthy organizations depend on that generosity. When you give… read more