How to get the most out of your accountability partner calls

How to get the most out of your accountability partner calls

Want more accountability in your life, especially to reach your goals? Work with an accountability partner. My accountability partnership began by default, not design, back in 2007. Now almost 16 years later, my accountability partner, Diana Del Bel Belluz, and I...

How shifting the way you think can make you feel better

How shifting the way you think can make you feel better

The technique of reappraising -- that is shifting your perspective to consider a situation from a different angle -- can feel counterintuitive. However, it's a potent, research-proven practice that many coaches use regularly. Generally, we work with our clients to...

3 benefits for hitting the figurative pause button more in 2023

3 benefits for hitting the figurative pause button more in 2023

“Pause” is my focus word/concept for 2023. Oxford Dictionaries defines “pause” as “to stop talking or doing something for a short time before continuing.” Hitting the figurative pause button should provide me with these three benefits: Give myself space to be more...

7 books that will keep you thinking and nudge you into acting

7 books that will keep you thinking and nudge you into acting

What a banner year for business books! I was challenged to cull my 2022 list to a manageable number. These seven books – in no particular order – made me think the most while enjoying the experience and even laughing out loud at times. And all seven are well-written...

What to do when employees don’t share your same leadership style

What to do when employees don’t share your same leadership style

What happens when a cool Ms. Frigidaire inherits a team of individuals with their “hair on fire”? The team thinks they need a Drama Queen to lead them. Yet, the leader who's cool under pressure as well as in other situations doesn't want anything to do with theatrics;...

Want to boost your mood? Learn how to create acts of joy

Want to boost your mood? Learn how to create acts of joy

The offer was irresistible. “Create some JOY for yourself AND be part of the largest-ever citizen science project on JOY in just 7 minutes a day for 7 days.” Granted, I was primed to participate in The Big Joy Project, an impact and social action campaign that’s...

Breaking any patterns? It’s a great way to deal with uncertainty

Breaking any patterns? It’s a great way to deal with uncertainty

What’s your take these days on breaking patterns? The term “breaking patterns” traditionally has been associated with dangerous behaviors, such as taking actions to break the pattern of addiction and other bad habits. It doesn’t have to be this way. You can...

How to work through change-resistance and promote a growth mindset

How to work through change-resistance and promote a growth mindset

An executive newly arrived from Europe wasn't expecting to hear US-based plant employees advise him, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it." Not only was the expression new to the executive, but it also seemed totally out of place. After all, he and his fellow expats came...