Defrag Life

Defrag Life

When computers get bogged down and stop performing well, “defragging” is often the first step. It’s the process of sorting through all the fragments of files and programs that have been spread across the hard drive and grouping them back together in a way that the computer can easily access them. Imagine if you had [...]

There’s no such thing as personal transformation.

There’s no such thing as personal transformation.

We’re drowning in advice about personal transformation; books, articles, speeches, and blogs chock-full of how-to’s and sage advice. In my earlier years, I ate it all up. I thought I needed to transform myself into who I wanted to be. Today, after a couple decades of what others might call a mid-life personal transformation — changing my [...]

Authenticity, transparency and vulnerability: What’s the difference?

Authenticity, transparency and vulnerability: What’s the difference?

I'm having a hard time writing about this topic. must admit, the last presidential debate was pretty horrifying. We all watched the leader of the US of A, ranting and interrupting and bullying in a tragic example of authenticity. According to Vanity Fair, "Trump doesn’t accept the consensus that the debate was a disaster because, [...]

The missing ingredient in how we define success

The missing ingredient in how we define success

Much is being written today about empathy and soft skills being essential leadership traits. Researchers from DDI identified empathy as a critical driver for overall performance, yet found that only 4 out of every 10 leaders are any good at it. Chances are, the memorable leaders throughout your career revealed their hearts, not just their smarts. Empathy [...]