Category Archives: inspiration

Magical Thinking

May the holidays and the New Year bring you the gift of magical thinking. May you suspend belief about limitations and start making your dreams come true. May you lift up one other person (or hundreds) with your certainty that … Continue reading

Our Mandela Legacy

A great light has left us. A powerful voice for—and enduring symbol of—equality, forgiveness, reconciliation and healing will speak no more. Many have and will continue to memorialize Nelson Mandela—the BBC gives a glimpse of both his public and more … Continue reading

Death Of An Artist

Charlie Trotter— chef extraordinaire, impresario and global innovator—died last week at 54. He was a general in the American culinary revolution, opening his Lincoln Park restaurant at a time when Chicago palates had just barely graduated from canned vegetables and … Continue reading

Genius or Genius Maker?

Liz Wiseman, in her book “Multipliers: How The Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter” asked: Are you a genius or a genius maker? Watch this video and “meet” one of my favorite genius makers… 000000

Channeling Confidence

I love New York—it’s a place that oozes confidence. Kinky Boots-style confidence. So I am talking about how to get yourself some of THAT. 000000

Twitch vs Epic

When should you make a small move–and when should you shoot for epic? 000000

Summertime Treats

August is here! Time to savor vacations, ice cream, salt water, family reunions, lake cottages, picnics (and music) under the stars. This year, I’m trying something different. For the first time in four years of blogging—I’m taking a mini-break for … Continue reading

A Salute To The Good Guys

This last week in Boston gave Americans a window into a new world. There was terror. Unspeakable horror and loss and tragedy. A whole city on edge, waiting, not knowing if they were next. And yet. The good guys stepped … Continue reading

Discover Your People

Ever felt like you were walking in a wind tunnel when you’re talking with a potential client? He’s all about the cost and isn’t up for exploring the awesomeness that collaboration with you can create. She is more focused on … Continue reading

The Best You Can Do

How to know—in that deepest part of yourself—when you’re doing the best you can do. And when to reach for more. 000000