BOO178 – Getting Stuck in Mindtraps

Our hard wiring response to change is exactly the wrong thing we need to thrive in turbulence, uncertainty and complexity.  In Jennifer Garvey Berger...

BOO174 – Showing Up – Encore

What gives me the courage to show up and let myself be seen?  After a few incidents where I felt like I withheld my perspective or didn’t follo...

BOO166 – Rethinking Leadership

Many think that leadership is the charismatic one; the one who has the answers.  The irony is the hero leaders are not the ones who get great results...

BOO163- Finding Meaning

Taking the time to find meaning in our lives enhances our sense of well-being and supports our on focusing our energy on what matters most. Resources ...

BOO162 – Confidence

Confidence is there already, what most of us need to learn is how to stop undermining it. Resources Are You Playing Small? Being Kind to Myself Trappe...

BOO158 – Being Right

Aspiring to tell my truth, I need to remember that is different than being right.  Our perception and experience is the whole of reality.   Reso...

BOO155 – Who Do You Listen To?

Who do you listen to completely share their thoughts before you share yours?  Do you work on a rebuttal while appearing to be listening?  What suppo...

BOO148 – Seeing My Choices

Being proactive means seeing where we have control or influence; seeing where I have choices.  Resources 7 Habits of Highly Effective People – ...

BOO144 – Wisdom from Dr. Yvonne Cheek

In the fall of 2017, Dr Yvonne Cheek and others reflected on what is needed from women leaders now.  This is an edited version of her 10 minute talk....

BOO127 – REPEAT Thankful

One of the most powerful things we can do for our mental health is notice our blessings and express thanks.  It not only makes a difference in your l...

BOO118 – Receiving Feedback

“I have some feedback for you.”  Those words can evoke a reaction in many of us.  How do we learn to open ourselves to other’s per...

BOO116 – Giving Feedback is Tricky

Feedback is highly valued in our culture.  It is assumed that organizations rich in feedback are more productive.  In this episode, we explore some ...

BOO114- Facing Hatred

It is important to find a way to take a stand for love and at the same time face our own shadows. Resources Understanding Our Shadow Implicit Associat...

BOO112- Getting the Most Out of Work

Part 3 of a conversation with seasoned coach Karen Kodzik on what career advice she would give to those new in their career or mid-career workers. Res...

BOO93 – Celebrating Community

We are interconnected. We can accomplish so much more together.  And the quality of our lives is greatly enhanced when we learn how to be in communit...

BOO92 – Voice Lessons

Do you speak your true voice? Or do you contort it to avoid judgment or to be “right”.  Some reflections on using my voice. Resources Bec...

BOO90 – Living in Uncertainty

We are living in unpredictable times. It is a mistake to think tomorrow will be like today.  The book Simple Habits for Complex Times has several ver...

BOO78 – Celebrating Partnership

An interview with leading human systems thinker, Barry Oshry.  In 2013,Oshry created the Worldwide Week of Partnership.  After learning about the ho...

BOO76 – Bloom Where You Are Planted

Bloom where you are planted involves accepting what is and using our life force in a way that matters.  Stories of different people who have chosen t...

BOO64 – Hope Helps

The news is disturbing.  It is hard to hold onto hope.  This podcast explores where we can find hope. Resources Forgotten Voices Pyschology Today &#...

BOO51 – Motivation

So many of us rely on incentives or punishments to motivate others.  The carrot only works for the most routine of tasks. To capture commitment, we n...

BOO42 – What Are You For?

As Sam Rayburn said, “Any jackass can kick down a barn, but it takes a good carpenter to build one.”  It is easy for each of us to know w...

BOO25 – Creating Partnership

Barry Oshry defines partnership as being jointly committed to whatever endeavor we are in.  His work in seeing systems helps us understand much that ...

BOO24 – Living with Mistakes

Mistakes are a regular occurrence in life so we best learn how to live with and learn from them. Resources: Emotional Bank Account Self Compassion in ...

BOO22 – The Feedback Dance

Who gets to decide who you are?  How do you stay open to how other’s experience you and learn. And at the same time not let anyone else define ...

BOO17 – Getting on the Balcony

A classic Harvard Business Review leadership article, The Work of Leadership, has something to teach all of us about how to live with uncertainty and ...

BOO15 – Don’t Take It Personally

It is great advice, and very hard to live.  A few thoughts on why we shouldn’t take things personally. Resources: The Four Agreements Don’...

BOO 004: Decision Making

We have have a strong intuition that serves us well. However, we hardly ever catch our own biases....