Category Archives: Words Matter

Coaching vs. Consulting

An interesting discussion ensued on Facebook the other day.  As I pondered a blog post that has been brewing in my mind, I asked, “Coaches: I’m working on a list of the ways coaching is different from consulting. Any ideas / thoughts?” I was not prepared for 18 responses, some contradicting others, all of which…

One Tip – and Only One – for Fixing Dysfunctional Boards

I confess that sometimes even this Pollyanna gets fed up. I don’t get fed up with the same things as most people in this field, though. I get fed up with blame and intolerance. I get fed up with pointing fingers at symptoms, focusing and refocusing on addressing those symptoms, drilling deeper and deeper, unpacking…

How Do We Inspire Others?

Several months ago I began to wonder if the highest potential in each of us isn’t simply to encourage the highest potential in others.  That question has been a powerful force for me, bringing with it all sorts of other questions. What is it that inspires us humans to be our very best – to…