insights

Insights on trends, strategies, neuroscience, teamwork, and leadership to help businesses better navigate the challenges of today and tomorrow.

It is possible – in life and business – to avoid the drama and the pitfalls. Proactive risk mitigation and success management are essential.
Customers, employees, and investors want to see action on issues they care about. Action that delivers results on social issues, innovation, and the bottom line.
“Don’t be the smartest person in the room.” I love that, and I really try to embrace it in other areas, too. I also do not want to be the most successful person in the room. Why, and how is it beneficial?
Do you prefer puppies and flowers or swearing? What helps you get through the tough times in life that we all face? Here are three tools I use to weather the storms and stay as positive as possible.
Celebrating, and learning from, a 20-year (so far) marriage. What are the ingredients that make relationships of all kinds go the distance?
At a recent panel discussion of women sailors, I kept cheering and clapping as I listened to amazing women share some of the secrets of their successes. As usual, the secrets apply to a lot more than sailing. Here are my lessons learned.
How do you stay in your growth zone? How are you fed, and what do you do to keep it going? Here are some things that are working for me right now.
How will you know when you need to change course? Often we (and others) are so invested in our plan, or so enmeshed on one point of view, or so wedded to an idea, that we don’t know when to bail. Make decisions more objectively and less personally.
How can we capture the innocent toddler joy of conquering something new to fuel our growth zone?