Is Honesty the Best Policy?

Recently I was honored to be interviewed by radio host Bill Horan on WHPC 90.3 FM about The Concise Coaching Handbook: How To Coach Yourself And Others To Get Business Results The show will be broadcast December 19, 2018 at 4pm.  If you miss it, I’ll provide a link in the next blog

Time and Friendship

It’s been estimated that to become a master at any activity, you need to put in 10,000 hours of practice.   Fortunately, to have a close friend, it takes considerably less time. . Or so says a University of Kansas study which found that it takes 50 hours of socializing to go from

The Upside of Boredom

As I’ve been going through a pile of partially-read magazines before I donate them to a nursing home, I stumbled across a Cambridge University article on the uses of boredom.   Most technology (especially the smart phone) is supposed to make life easier and leave us time to spend elsewhere.  Instead, the technology

Thanks-Giving May Be Life-Saving

At a publicity conference I attended in New York a few weeks ago, I met a woman who’d worked for a physician support group.  Her mission was to bring attention to the high suicide rate of doctors.   One of the things she said made a real impact on me. “Most doctors never

What Is Our Duty As Citizens?

In the run-up to elections, there’s always a lot of public exhortations to vote as part of our civic duty.   Fair enough.  But let’s also look at the history of the words for citizen and civic.   The root of the word citizen is civic, which means someone who lives in a

What Are Your Trappings Of Success?

A client recently said she was afraid she feared success because of its potential trappings including increased exposure and less personal privacy.   The definition of trappings is: the outward signs, features, or objects associated with a particular situation, role, or thing.   Embedded in the word trappings is the word ‘trap’.  A

Do Your Dreams Have A Long Enough Runway?

I have a client who’s transitioning from a corporate job into new, self-created work.  In preparation for what’s next, she’s hired me to prepare her for the new work she expects to create.   Recently, she discovered that what she thought she would do-which involved corporate consulting–isn’t feeling right.  She visited with former