Where Do You Get Stuck?

As I sit down to write to you this week, I’m struck by how much emotional turmoil has been swirling around this week. In conversations with my clients, family members, friends, and yes, conversations with myself … many strong feelings have ranged from...

How to Have Power Without Being Forceful

Do you remember Aesop’s fable about the power struggle between the sun and the wind? In case you don’t, it goes something like this: One day, as the sun and the wind were arguing about who was stronger, they noticed a man in a coat hurrying down the road....

How to Spend Your Resources Wisely

Last Friday, my teenage daughter asked me to come up with a list of chores she could complete around the house to make some extra cash, so that she could go “get some stuff.” “What kind of stuff?”, I asked, settling down with a cup of tea and patting the couch next to...

Do Words Matter?

As you work on changing your language and approach in conversations with others, do you ever find yourself wondering … • “What is the right way to say …” or • “Is it OK to use xyz word?” or • “Can I use “heard” as...