The neuroscience of leadership

Posted by on Mar 24, 2013 in Blog, motivation, strategy | No Comments
The neuroscience of leadership

PreRamble:  Always a delightful bonus to come across a piece of research that supports your work. In a recent NY Times interview, David Rock, director of the NeuroLeadership Institute, talks about brain chemistry and the importance of shared goals to effective leadership and teamwork. Turns out, getting work teams “on the same page” leverages basic processes […]

The purpose-driven heron

Posted by on May 17, 2012 in just for fun, motivation | 3 Comments

Pre-Ramble:  While acclimating to life in the new digs, I’ve been taking in the sights and sounds of the lakefront location.  Along with the bold and colorful flutter of the red-wing black birds and the honking packs of roving geese, I’ve been taken by the serene and pensive herons that stand knee-deep at the water’s edge. […]

Dream on

Posted by on Feb 24, 2012 in motivation | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  Last week I had the pleasure of meeting with a team of people who are working to develop an arts related philanthropic concept. Still in the confidential developmental stage, the innovative, multi-faceted idea has been the focus of several brainstorm sessions. The group has come up with a long and growing list of possibilities. I bring a couple of […]

Occupy positivity

Posted by on Dec 31, 2011 in great moments, just for fun, motivation | 2 Comments

Pre-Ramble:  In this grand moment of revelry and reflection, I’d like to take a second to thank you for checking in on the K. blog this past year. I hope you have been informed, entertained, or even occasionally inspired by a word or two. My goals for the blog this coming year are to: promote positivity encourage personal power have fun […]

This is your brain on clutter

Posted by on Jul 9, 2011 in motivation | One Comment

Pre-Ramble: So, for the past month-and-a-half I’ve been working with a client on a strategic planning project.  Strategic planning is basically creating a viable roadmap to a future vision based on the context of your current environment and capacity. As we zero in on specific goals and strategies, it has become clear that the more focused and clearly defined these […]

User error …

Posted by on Jan 12, 2011 in motivation | One Comment

Pre-Ramble:  “User Error” is currently at the top of my list of most hated words in the English language. In this era of ubiquitous technology, every man, woman and child has seen themselves in deep technological waters at one point or another. Seriously — remember the first time you tried to ease the needle down on that glossy, twirling  Bobby […]

Carpe New Year!

Posted by on Dec 31, 2010 in just for fun, motivation | 2 Comments

Pre-Ramble: So, after a brief holiday break, I’m back at it here to ring out the old and bring in the new. While I don’t make a habit of swiping other bloggers’ fare, I’ve been saving this post (below) from Seth Godin’s blog to use on just this occasion. Seth is a best-selling author, superior thinker, skilled motivator, and all around good […]

Golf lesson

Posted by on May 23, 2010 in just for fun, motivation | No Comments

Pre-Ramble:  Every Sunday afternoon (except when it’s raining, snowing, too hot, too cold, or there’s something else happening at the same time), my husband and I play 9 holes of golf.  In case I haven’t mentioned it, my husband is a rabid golfer. In fact, “rabid” really doesn’t cover the extent to which he embraces the […]

Herding cats

Posted by on Jan 17, 2010 in great moments, motivation | No Comments

Pre-Ramble: So, 2010 is the 50th anniversary of the invention of Light Amplification by Simulated Emission of Radiation – a.k.a. the LASER.  I know!! What are you going to wear?! Yep – 50 years ago, scientists messing around with light and mirrors came up with a snazzy new way to do everything from encoding information on discs to sending information over fiber-optic […]

Sweet dreams

Posted by on Jun 15, 2009 in commentary, motivation | One Comment

Pre-Ramble: In commencement addresses all across the country, graduates received variations on great words of wisdom. Speakers ranging from heads of state to actors to business executives delivered messages of perseverance and triumph mixed with a humbling measure of cautionary hope. This past Sunday’s New York Times (6/14/09, p. A18) offered snippets from some of these messages … […]