Welcoming Crisis

Big mistake many leaders make (whether a parent, CEO, or politician): viewing crisis as a bad thing.  Crisis is the life-blood of change.  Crisis focuses on the future, ultimately leading to the resolution of conflicts and complaints. Without the proper understanding...

Our Stories Can Kill Us

The great Maya Angelou wrote in I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: “There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” I totally agree with her.  And she wasn’t referring to the kinds of stories about our past that seek to perpetuate our victim status!...

Complaint to Crisis

Let’s face it, most of us love to complain.  Some of us have made a career of it and a lot of stand-up comedians use complaining as the core of their act.  Complaining is a way we get attention from others.  It’s also a way we turn off people and drive them away!...

Are You Addicted…to Crisis?

Life’s too much…and sometimes addiction to crisis and struggle in life is the culprit!   It seems everything has become a crisis: the next rain storm, a possible earthquake, an ongoing conflict (don’t we equate crisis with the Middle East?). ...