"How often does your brain use 'should' when you are talking to yourself?"
When my coach, Traci, asked me this question, I decided to pay attention to my 'shoulds'.Read More
I discovered how kryptonite can affect leaders when my firm was working with the owner of a highly successful remodeling company. Our project involved streamlining and organizing processes, and while confirming the project schedule I couldn’t help but notice the paperwork stacked wall to wall behind the owner’s desk
“I’m curious. What’s with that?” I askedRead More
Small business owners are especially prone to getting overwhelmed by their to-do lists. With so many important tasks to be done, how are are you choosing to spend your time?
Three steps you can take to increase your effectiveness are to assess, eliminate, and add.Read More
Brené Brown describes shame as the painful feeling that we are not worthy of love and belonging. Shame is fed by secrecy and silence, by us buying into the belief that we are alone.
Supervillains harbor a secret internal belief that they are not good enough...Read More
Do you feel frustrated when your people hesitate before moving forward, or worse yet seem to be totally stuck without direction from you?
Do your team members want more feedback to give them confidence they are headed the right direction?
Carli, a client, used a Ripple concept to create a framework allowing her to assess her own performance. Read more about her framework and how to create your own.Read More
Can we focus on what time we do have instead of focusing on the "dark moments" or the regret from possibly missing out on the choices we didn't make?
The good news is you can become time-rich just by changing the way you look at it.
Are you stuck in a rut? Are you noticing that you want to move on but can't? Take some time to think about where you want to be. Visualize yourself standing there, already savoring your achievement.Read More
Think back to when you joined your organization. Did anyone ever use this statement? Chris offers some insight as to what a statement like, "what could get you into trouble around here..." could mean.
There is a lot of buzz these days about having leaders who are authentic. Here are some thoughts on authentic leaders. What type of authentic leader are you?
I love the Calvin and Hobbes cartoon where Calvin asks his dad about some old pictures. Calvin: Why are these pictures black and white? Dad: Because color wasn't invented until 1952. The whole world was black and white before then. Calvin: Then why didn't these pictures turn color with everything else. Dad: They did. Those are color pictures of a black and white world. Everyday I meet people who...Read More
You will almost never find a case study or lesson that precisely fits the problem you're aiming to solve. You won't find a book that shows you what someone precisely like you did to solve a problem precisely like this one.Read More
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Chris' talks about his new book, Ripple: A Field Manual for Leadership That Works