Why and how to comply with the Platinum Rule

Why and how to comply with the Platinum Rule

The Golden Rule is king in my household, which is a stark contrast to what I encourage my clients to do. For my clients and myself, I prefer the Platinum Rule – do unto others as they like to be treated. When you follow the Platinum Rule, you show respect,...
How weak are your social muscles these days?

How weak are your social muscles these days?

Even the dogs are acting weird these days. When we’re outside walking, Marcel the Therapy Dog who used to adore attention from humans, will now often wrap himself around my legs when he thinks a stranger is getting too close to him. When Marcel’s in my office, he no...
Why my mail-in vote needs a witness to be counted

Why my mail-in vote needs a witness to be counted

Voter suppression is alive and well in the state of South Carolina where I live. Normally I don’t write about political issues, but these aren’t normal times. Three issues are at stake and in danger of eroding: Free and fair elections, the hallmark of a strong...
How to improve your communication to counter uncertainty

Can you overcome two obstacles to lead with empathy?

Here’s what executive presence looks like now: Leaders who show their humility and vulnerability as they express kindness, compassion and empathy for us and others. And, by the way, we also want them to deal with all the extreme uncertainty we face. Being a...