Staying Calm Under Pressure

I believe we all have a super-power.  Some people are great at empathy, shooting a basketball, data analysis or listening. My super-power is staying calm under pressure.  The secret is perspective, and a few tools like breathing – and I want to take you deeper into it.  I first recognized this as a strength whileContinue reading “Staying Calm Under Pressure”

How I Pray

75% of Americans pray at least one per month, and I am one of the 55% of people in the US who pray every day1. One of my favorite things about my protestant Christian faith is that one of its founding tenants was the ability to pray directly to God, in my language of choice. Continue reading “How I Pray”

Start With Why

I have had success accelerating growth of businesses by focusing on their greater why.   I have seen start-up and mature businesses get focused solely on their functional benefits (cheaper, faster, better) to drive growth.  In my experience companies can be infused with greater energy, seek new horizons, enter new markets and add tremendous value whenContinue reading “Start With Why”

Operating on 2 Planes

As a young leader I used 100% of my energy to do my job – I was leading others, being held accountable for cost and quality measures, and learning quickly.  What I came to realize was that a whole other plane of life exists in the workplace – one of coaching, camaraderie, fun, insight andContinue reading “Operating on 2 Planes”