3 Hours to a Leadership Makeover

Raise your hand if this has never happened to you: you see a picture of someone from high school online and think, “Wow, what happened to Bob*? He looks like an old dude now!” Maybe this says a lot about my age, some deep-seated shallowness, or an inability to feel social shame. I’m hopeful it says more…Continue Reading




The Best Leaders Know Their Purpose

Want to be more influential and a better leader?  Get clear on your purpose. Ready to stop quitting your job all day long while “technically” still working there?  Same answer: find your purpose. Getting clear on your purpose only takes 10 minutes. Ask yourself some questions: What did you especially love doing when you were a child,…Continue Reading




3 Reasons You Should Talk to Strangers

I talk to people I don’t know – a lot. You know how some old people just randomly talk to people?  Yep, it’s like that only different.  Maybe that’s not so weird here in Portland but it sure seems quirky after living in California for many years.  Back there it went like this:  get into…Continue Reading




A Hero’s Journey at Work

Joseph Campbell once said, “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”  Reading a quote like that takes me to a mythical place,  somewhere lofty,  and expansive, where I wonder what it would be like to make a  BIG difference to an entire  company, country or all…Continue Reading




The $300,000 Popsicle Test

Milk-Bones. Frozen fruit pops. Italian soda. Gluten-free crackers. That’s all it took for me to “misplace” my husband at the supermarket recently. Shopping doesn’t tend to be a team sport for us. But one day after golf recently we stopped by the store for a few things. For most of the trip we were side-by-side and in lockstep. But then, as we neared…Continue Reading




The High Cost of Not Gaining Consensus

What would you do if you had 200,000 more dollars to spend this year?  I know what I would do. I’d buy that little house we saw in Mexico last week – the one with the rooftop Jacuzzi.  And, I’m pretty sure that’s not just the tequila talking. $200,000 is one of those funny amounts. It’s…Continue Reading




Need a Quick Change? Ask a Superhero.

What’s the one thing all superheroes seem to have in common? They go from being average, vulnerable, and maybe even a little nerdy, to being superheroes in a matter of seconds.  The next time you need to make a quick change in your team, wouldn’t it be great if you could step into a phone…Continue Reading




5 Dos and Don’ts for a Team Makeover

What’s the before and after shot for your team? Lately I’ve been working with teams going through tough stuff: conflict, confusion, misunderstanding, things not getting done, you name it. I wish I had before and after shots of the teams I work with – you know, like the ones you see in magazines when someone or something…Continue Reading




The Art of Reinvention

It’s been 3 years since I started Positive Disruption and in that time there’s been a lot of reinvention. Like reinvention from my cushy corporate life to the nail-biting that can sometimes come along with starting up a business. There’s been any number of iterations on what is it that I really do, or don’t do…Continue Reading




To See and Be Seen

6:30 Tuesday morning. It’s dark out. Slowly, our neighborhood starts to come to life: lights go on, teeth being brushed and so it goes. I take the mascot on her walk and as we make our way through the park, we run into Bobby and Alex. As usual, Peaches greets them with exuberance, her tail wagging…Continue Reading




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