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The Singer Has No Passion

My husband and I are in NYC with friends for a bike trip. We all went to a restaurant last night where the servers sing and dance. We discovered this place at Christmas. It is amazing. We met up with a group of 5 other people and went in to be entertained. About half way through our meal, one of ...

Help, I’m A Control Freak!

Dear Michelle, My husband and even my dear friends refer to me as a control freak! I own and operate a catering business, and yes I’ll admit I have a tendency to micro-manage (one time I almost divorced my husband and now ex-chef just because I thought his cilantro pesto was too salty!) How do I ...

Addicted to Busy

This topic will either make total sense to you… or not.  That is because if you are “bent” to have this addiction you will get it right away, and if not, as with any other addiction you just don’t get it.  I am writing to those who “get it” and/or those who have to live and work with th...

Less is More

Goal setting can be an exciting time! You are energized and ready to conquer! Your goals are set and you will continually strategize, plan and monitor them.... as you should.  You are also open and willing to do whatever it takes... and there is often “one more thing” that has the poten...

Free Yourself of "Quick-Fix" Thinking

I am always amazed how many leaders and organizations want immediate results in areas where immediate results are not possible.  I am even more amazed how many executive coaches and training organizations promise to deliver "Quick-Fix" results. The truth is it takes time to develop leadersh...

MSBCoach Extends Their International Reach in Cooperation with Upper Hand, a New Business Magazine.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-- Charlottesville, VA-- MSBCoach will be sharing it's wealth of knowledge in leadership development with Upper Hand, a high-end lifestyle magazine and website intended to reach non-native English speakers throughout Asia, Latin America, and Central and Eastern Euro...

What the heck is "holistic leadership"?

What do you think of when you hear the word "holistic"? I would dare say you think of something in it's entirety, and that is correct. Something that is whole is complete. A holistic leader understands their entire being. They recognize they are not defined by what they do, but who they are. Holi...

TMI… How Much is TOO Much Information?

As a leader of a team or an organization creating a culture of transparency can be a powerful tool to build trust and organizational cohesion. But what should we share, and when?  How much is too much? One thing to consider the type of information, is it tactical or strategic?  Is it ...

Character vs Ability

This blog in no way is intended to be political in nature or reflect on any one person in leadership.  I am just putting some thoughts out there in the world I have been pondering regarding the importance of character/integrity vs. ability. If asked which is more important I would have alwa...

Should I Develop A Niche?

Ask MSBCoach is your opportunity to ask our professional coaches, trainers and consultants about your specific concerns in your career or organization.  The truth is, many others out there are probably having the same struggles.   We’re looking forward to hearing what is on your mi...


We Need More Influential Leaders

I am amazed by the number of leaders who seem to lead only in title.  Many leaders assume that once they get to a certain level or receive a certain title people will respect and listen to them… in other words, they will have influence.  Leadership and influence are not interchangeable....

Do You Truly Want To Make A Difference?

I hear many people (including myself) talk about how they want to make a difference, and I believe most of us are genuine when we make this statement; however, wanting to make a difference and making a difference are completely "different" things.  The more I think about this phenomenon of ...

Investing in Your Organization's Renewable Resources

Over the past few years I have been captivated by our need for development of renewable energy. It was only recently I realized the parallel between renewable energy through natural resources to affect our environment and renewable energy through investing in people to affect our work environmen...

Oh, the Places You’ll Go! … and How to Deal When You Aren't Getting There

If you are alert and open, you can find connections to the things you are most passionate about just about anywhere.   For me, it happened again a few nights ago as I read  “Oh, the Places You’ll Go!” by Dr. Seuss to my kids.  Like many, I was given this book as I graduated hi...