Leadership Thoughts

January 13, 2015
The Impostor Syndrome - Part 2

The Impostor Syndrome, Part 2: How to Accept a Compliment

Last Sunday, I arrived at a meeting of the Ohio Chapter of the National Speakers Association, all excited to learn business-building techniques from Mark LeBlanc. Mark is a rock star […]
January 5, 2015
The Impostor Syndrome - Part 1

I’m a Fraud. Impostor Syndrome, Part 1

I’m a Fraud. About 13 years ago, I was diligently preparing for my first paid speaking engagement. Up to this point, I had harbored a secret desire to be a […]
November 27, 2013

Five words that make a big difference

Do you know the power of your words to transform negativity? The world is infested with negativity. Crabbing, complaining and grousing. Sour attitude, nitpicking and cynicism. It’s like an ooze […]
July 18, 2013

Conquering through Negotiating

I was the world’s best garage sale customer. If you put a price on something that I wanted, I would pay it. I didn’t dicker, negotiate, barter, bully or complain. […]
June 10, 2013

Build a Better Mousetrap

Do you remember the classic game Mousetrap? It was a board game from the 1960’s, where the idea was to build a Rube-Goldberg-like mousetrap out of random pieces through the […]