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  • 3 Steps to Evaluating the Friendships in Your Life
    3 Steps to Evaluating the Friendships in Your Life

      “We’ve got this gift of love, but love is like a precious plant. You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard or just think it’s going to get on by itself. You’ve got to keep watering it. You’ve got to really look after it and nurture [Read More!…]

  • The ‘Madonna of the Trail’ Left a Lasting Impression on Me
    The ‘Madonna of the Trail’ Left a Lasting Impression on Me

      “It is not easy to be a pioneer – but oh, it is fascinating! I would not trade one moment, even the worst moment, for all the riches in the world.” – Elizabeth Blackwell, first woman in America to earn a medical degree When I was in school, the [Read More!…]

  • 4 Reasons to Stop Your Negative, Self Defeating Internal Dialogue NOW
    4 Reasons to Stop Your Negative, Self Defeating Internal Dialogue NOW

      “Life is like riding a bicycle.  To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” –  Albert Einstein Some days you may be the bird; other days you may be the windshield.  You know what I mean.  Just when you are so close to that goal, you want to give [Read More!…]

  • A Sweet Lesson in Humanity
    A Sweet Lesson in Humanity

      As many of you know, I run a business called Esteem Institute.  I work with and teach professional business women, who have lived to long with shame, guilt, and pain, on how to feel better in their business suit, as well as their birthday suit. It is about self [Read More!…]

  • In Search of Great Leadership… Please Take this Survey
    In Search of Great Leadership… Please Take this Survey

      How do you become a better leader? If you’re like most, you probably read a lot of books, listen to podcasts, and attend a few conferences. But one of the best ways to grow is to learn from the actual “wisdom of experience” of other leaders. Which is why [Read More!…]

  • 3 Elements to ‘Think Fast’ You Need to Know
    3 Elements to ‘Think Fast’ You Need to Know

      When I was in high school, my mom worked at a department store in the downtown area of the small town in which we lived. The store was open until 9:00 pm on Fridays and since we lived just a block and a half from the store, I would [Read More!…]

  • The Key to Happiness… You Possess it… Right Now & Always
    The Key to Happiness… You Possess it… Right Now & Always

      Do you sometimes feel that your life is out of your control? Does that make you unhappy? Do you go into “victim mode” and start looking for someone to blame for your misfortune? If you answered yes to all or any of those questions you may want to read [Read More!…]

  • The Position-Less Leader… 4 Elements of Influence
    The Position-Less Leader… 4 Elements of Influence

      “Leadership is something you earn, something you’re chosen for. You can’t come in yelling. ‘I’m your leader!’ If it happens, it’s because the other guys respect you.” —Ben Roethlisberger We know that the idea that leadership is bestowed upon a few, select individuals is an antiquated notion. It is [Read More!…]

  • Leadership Transformation Success… Leading with 9 Core Values
    Leadership Transformation Success… Leading with 9 Core Values

      Perhaps more than ever in our lives, we now live in a world of constant movement, change, turmoil, and uncertainty. Never before have the pressures to perform exceptionally as leaders been more required and at the same time, been more daunting. By recognizing that finding balance in our life [Read More!…]

  • What a Cancer Diagnosis Reminded Me about Professionalism
    What a Cancer Diagnosis Reminded Me about Professionalism

      There’s an old saying among trial lawyers that ‘Tough cases make great lawyers.’ It came to mind during a recent visit to the doctor. My doctor – let’s call him Doug- walked into his office where my wife and I were already seated. His silver hair and crisp white [Read More!…]

  • The Perfect Valentine’s Gift to Give Yourself
    The Perfect Valentine’s Gift to Give Yourself

      “Be brave enough to live life creatively, the creative place where no one else has ever been.” – Alan Alda February brings to mind hearts, flowers, and words of love.  All very nice… besides it pumps billions of dollars into the economy every year. But wouldn’t it be wonderful [Read More!…]

  • Keep Your Sense of Humor… No Matter what Life Brings You
    Keep Your Sense of Humor… No Matter what Life Brings You

      Although I’m not much of a sports fan, I can’t help notice my home team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, when they are doing well.  Will they make it to the Super Bowl?  Who knows?  (They didn’t this year, but we move on.) Why this topic?  What does this have to [Read More!…]

  • Have You had Any Aha Moments about Yourself Lately?- VIDEO
    Have You had Any Aha Moments about Yourself Lately?- VIDEO

      Impact Thought – Take a moment and acknowledge to yourself that you are a smart and beautiful person! When I read our ‘Impact Thought’ for this month, my heart felt so warm, I smiled.  I felt a need to put my shoulders back and sit taller in my chair.  I [Read More!…]

  • Do these 4 Things to Strengthen Your Endurance Capabilities
    Do these 4 Things to Strengthen Your Endurance Capabilities

      In the summer of 1972, Hurricane Agnes came through the state of Pennsylvania. I was 17 at the time and was a volunteer fireman and state certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with Fame Fire Company #2 in Lewistown. I believe it was a Sunday at about 9:00 am when [Read More!…]

  • The Most Important Lesson (They Never Teach in School)
    The Most Important Lesson (They Never Teach in School)

      Of all the things I never learned in school, here’s something that should go right up at the top. That’s saying something, as it seems like there’s a million things I didn’t learn in school. It’s pointless to blame the teachers for not teaching this lesson. The nuns in [Read More!…]

  • 3 Reasons Why Taking ‘No’ Out of Your Playbook Matters to You as a Leader
    3 Reasons Why Taking ‘No’ Out of Your Playbook Matters to You as a Leader

      Leaders understand that obstacles are a part of the landscape on the road to success. But how many leaders are self-aware enough to realize that some of the obstacles blocking their desired success are self-inflicted? When what stands between your employees or volunteers and potential success is a constant [Read More!…]

  • 4 Major Ways Your Perceptual Bias May be Impacting Your Leadership
    4 Major Ways Your Perceptual Bias May be Impacting Your Leadership

      “My point is that perceptual bias can affect nut jobs and scientists alike. If we hold too rigidly to what we think we know, we ignore or avoid evidence of anything that might change our mind.” — Martha Beck Martha Beck makes a great point in the above quote; [Read More!…]

  • Afraid to Speak… Normal or Phobia?
    Afraid to Speak… Normal or Phobia?

      Have you ever been paralyzed by fear at the thought of speaking? Or do you get a jolt of nerves before you speak? I do, but it doesn’t stop me. Though it can keep me up at night before I present. I’ve learned that we really can overcome our [Read More!…]

  • Why the Leadership Development Industry Fails
    Why the Leadership Development Industry Fails

      “I was preparing a speech in praise of the emperor in which I was to utter any number of lies to win the applause of people who knew very well that they were lies.” ––Saint Augustine in Confessions If the first duty of a leader is to define reality, [Read More!…]

  • Serve, Love & Give in 2017
    Serve, Love & Give in 2017

      There are a lot of things happening in our world that feels overwhelming.  That sometimes makes things feel hopeless.  I mean how can we, one person at a time, really solve world crisis?  Can I provide a solution for poverty, addiction, hate, racism, and disease?  Can you? Perhaps we [Read More!…]