You Are Not the Issue

July 5th, 2015
Over the past 10 years coaching leaders, I’ve seen people grow and transform the way they relate to others and achieve their goals. Most importantly, I’ve experienced people shifting the way in which they relate to themselves creating long-term sustainable change. This new relationship to self creates boundless possibilities for people to live more fully and more connected. Consequently, they become more powerful and effective leaders.... Read more »

Creating a Work Environment That Sparks Joy

May 18th, 2015
LF Leadership partner, Cynthia Luna, wrote recently about the importance of one’s environment, both natural and manmade, to effective leadership. In Marie Kondo’s bestselling book, The Lifechanging Magic of Tidying Up, Kondo echoes the relationship between one’s environment and one’s mental state, writing, “Visible mess helps distract us from the true source of the disorder.” If your desk or office is cluttered and you find yourself often overwhelmed, scattered, or distracted, focusing on your physical work environment may be helpful.... Read more »

When “nice” is wrong

March 11th, 2015
One of the perennial puzzles of governing boards is why we go to such huge efforts to recruit amazing people who are at the leading edge of their field, but then we fail to actually use that expertise. In the messy “VUCA” world we find ourselves today, this is the very reason that we have boards rather than the CEO flying solo:... Read more »

Unbox Your Board!

February 27th, 2015
Board member engagement is a perennial challenge for board leaders and CEOs alike. In the most recent edition of its biennial Governance Index entitled Leading with Intent, BoardSource found that fewer than 1 in 5 CEOs strongly agree that board members are engaged.... Read more »

Dust Off the Strategic Plan

January 6th, 2015
The beginning of the year is, for many, a natural time of reflection and planning, a time to look back on the challenges and successes of the previous year and to set goals for the one to come. For organizations too, the end of the year can be a chance to reflect and plan—to take the strategic plan off the shelf and recommit to putting it into action. Three elements are necessary:... Read more »