Beware the Curse of Knowledge: 3 Things Leaders Must Share

Recently, I was asked to hand off a training event that I usually lead to a few of my colleagues. After they took the reins, we sat down to discuss how they did with the first event. During the discussion, I found myself getting slightly frustrated that important details were overlooked and the message wasn’t as crisp as we wanted it to be.

It was then that I realized I had withheld information that would have been helpful to my colleagues. This wasn’t intentional. Perhaps I’d mentioned a few ideas and suggestions. However, I’d assumed that my colleagues had paid attention to the strategies I used to connect to the audience, the illustrations I gave that resonated with the group and the questions I asked to bring people into the conversation. I made an assumption, a dangerous one. 

Why Should Leaders Encourage Employees to Get More Sleep?

News Flash: We need more sleep! Most Americans get only 6 hours of sleep per night, according to Dr. Daniel Amen, author of Making a Good Brain Great.

Should employees’ sleep habits become part of a company’s conduct policies alongside drug use, sexual harassment, and drinking? In some professions, being intoxicated on the job is grounds for termination or even losing your license to practice.  A lack of sleep can produce the same level of impairment. Yet, America’s workforce continues to operate at less than its best day after day.

Highlights from 2014

Thank you for making 2014 an amazing year for me and The Excelling Edge. On December 31st, 2013, I introduced this blog for the first time. I am honored and grateful that you chose to read my blog and share your time with me.

As we close out 2014 and look eagerly into the new year, I’m reminded how important it is to take my own medicine. I encourage others to dedicate time to rest, rejuvenate and build connection with family and friends. Therefore, I’m taking some time to follow my own advice, to enjoy the Christmas season and to prepare myself for 2015. To close out the year, rather than a new post, I’d like to share some of this year’s highlights. 

2014 Reader Survey

This year, I launched my blog with The Excelling Edge. In my continuing pursuit of excellence, I want to make my blog better and more relevant to your needs and interests. To do that, I need to know more about YOU, so I created my 2014 Reader Survey.

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Would you please take a few minutes to fill out the survey? Ultimately, you’ll be helping yourself. Why? Because you will be helping me create content that is more relevant and meaningful for you.

I’ve made this survey easy to fill out. It is only 10 questions. The results are completely anonymous. I would be so grateful for your response.

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Thanks for your help!


Welcome to my new blog!


The purpose of this blog is to inspire people to pursue their true potential.


I focus on helping you get the most out of your passions, talents, gifts and abilities, and maximizing your strengths. I encourage you to think of possibilities and opportunities not limitations and challenges. I aim to equip you to excel, grow, overcome, flourish and pursue your true potential, everyday.

This blog is one way I do that. Additionally, I provide professional training, coaching, consulting and speaking services tailored to your needs that equip you to be your very best in work, play and life.

On this blog, you will find practical insights and tools that inspire and equip you to pursue your true potential. Enjoy!