Inflection Point Moments, The Blog

Words Matter! Speak with Authority

“Words matter. Choose them wisely.” This advice was shared with me over and over by the pastor I worked with several years ago. He impressed upon me the importance of choosing my words carefully, as the meaning they conveyed shaped others response to me and the vision we were working toward.

Can You Hear Me Now?

During a recent webinar presentation, Own Your Voice, Change the World, someone posed a thought-provoking question. They asked how to make your voice heard in a male-dominated organization.

When In Rome…

We’ve all heard the saying, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do.” As I ponder the leadership experiences and conversations I’ve had over the past several weeks, I believe there is a time and a place for this, but we also need to recognize there are other things at play. As leaders, we need to be deeply aware of our context and also aware of the time and place to challenge the status quo, potentially ending current practices and starting something new.

Blending In vs Standing Out

A few weeks ago, I was working in my studio and spied a hawk as it swooped down and perched on the swing set in our back yard. Fortunately, I had the presence of mind to snap this photo before he flew away.

Positive Relationships: Foundational for a Flourishing Life

Yesterday I attended a holiday party hosted by a new friend of mine. I’ve known her for less than a year and took a chance to attend her party. I wasn’t sure if I would know anyone. To be honest, I was hesitant to go. For those of you who know me, that may be hard to believe. I am an extreme extrovert. I can talk to pretty much anyone. But those first few minutes in a new environment when I am “flying blind” make me incredibly anxious.

Engagement: Employing Your Strengths

What does it look like for you to be so engaged in what you’re doing that you don’t notice time passing or the world around you?

Flourishing and Emotions: What’s the Connection?

As a high-achiever, work takes the largest segment of our waking hours. Other than sleep, there is no one activity in our lives that takes more than our work life. That fact tells us that doing work that matters to us, that matches our strengths and our “Why”, will give us greater life satisfaction.

Sneak Peak for 2018!

As we move into the holiday season, I want to give you a Sneak Peek at what’s coming for early 2018. I’m sure you’re planning the work you’ll be doing in the new year, and I’m no different. I’m excited for what is coming, as this has been my dream for quite some time.

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