Ahh….Yes!  Turning a hot mess to a cool breeze

Ahh….Yes! Turning a hot mess to a cool breeze

“Problems cannot be solved by the level of thinking that created them”, is attributed to Einstein over 75 years ago. This still holds true, particularly in challenging communications. Many people address conflict at the level it was created by rehashing and building...

Ahh…Yes! What the fit?

Ahh…Yes! What the fit?

Good fit in our work, relationships, and, yes, shoes - brings energy and joy into our lives! I recently bought a new pair of shoes. They were very snug, the salesman assured me they would stretch because of the material. I was a little skeptical, but I bought them...

Ahh…Yes! Communication  in a Pothole!

Ahh…Yes! Communication in a Pothole!

It’s that time of year again when dodging potholes becomes a sport here in Indy - another aspect of ‘March Madness.’  In my little Mini Cooper hitting a pothole really shakes me up! Hitting a communication ‘pothole’ can also shake a person up.  Potholes are voids...

Ahh…Yes!  Clearity for You and Your Team

Ahh…Yes! Clearity for You and Your Team

I hope this finds your new year off to a great beginning! As a New Year begins, I like to  pick a theme for the year.  That theme was clarity. Having clarity means my actions and words align with my values and purpose.  This keeps me going in a desired productive...

A Centered Holiday? Ahh Yes!   Four tips

A Centered Holiday? Ahh Yes! Four tips

The meaning and experience of the holidays varies widely for everyone.   Expectations may conflict with our actual experience.   For me personally, I approach the season the same as I would any event, athletic or professional, and prepare myself. In true “Spiral...

Rick Needs an Egg Count – You In?

Rick Needs an Egg Count – You In?

Momentum at the Intersection of Change – Innovation – Conflict  Do you and your team ever feel: Overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change? Frustrated with trying to getting agreement and alignment? Insecure with uncertainty? Lost about what to do next? It’s not...

Ahhh…Yes! Ask, Understand, and Adjust

Randomly across industries I've been surveying leaders about momentum. Just like you, I need to understand what is going on in the groups I serve - ask, understand and adjust if needed. Here I share two of the questions and the answers I received. Digging deeper here...

Special Event – Nov 30 – Breakfast and Momentum!

Special Event – Nov 30 – Breakfast and Momentum!

Momentum at the Intersection of Change – Innovation – Conflict  Do you and your team ever feel: Overwhelmed by the rapid pace of change? Frustrated with trying to getting agreement and alignment? Insecure with uncertainty? Lost about what to do next? It’s not...

Ahh…Yes!  Behavior Drowns Viewpoint

Ahh…Yes! Behavior Drowns Viewpoint

Fascinating times. Very reflective for me. I am curious: If SNL did a parody* about you, could you smile (or even laugh) or would you condemn? When I observe the news and even occasionally my own responses to disagreement, for me, it begs these two questions, “Did I...

Ahh – Yes!  Focus your energy – like a newer car!

Ahh – Yes! Focus your energy – like a newer car!

Freedom of acceleration, maximum control and maneuverability kept me at the wheel of my little sports car for 14 years. I felt resistance to the newer cars that seemed to want to take control away from me. But the time came and I succumbed to a newer model. Well, it...

Three Misconceptions about Power

Three Misconceptions about Power

I recently took another black belt test in Aikido.  With 28 years of practice under my belt I found this one to be quite fun!  This was also a time of reflection about what continues to motivate my practice.  I hope this reflection will be valuable to you. As our...

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