Tag Archives: debby stone

Endings & Beginnings; Successfully Transitioning into 2014 by Debby Stone

  As each year draws to a close, I like to reflect, and I ask my clients to do the same.  Year-end is a great time to look both backward at the year that is closing out and ahead at the year to come.  This brings closure and also allows for learning to come from [...]

Read More

Being Thankful. The Attitude of Gratitude by Debby Stone

At this time of year, everyone is talking about gratitude.  Some of my friends on Facebook are even posting about their experiences during an exercise focusing on 21 days of gratitude.  And I’ve noticed that when I slow down enough to do so, I actually remember that the Thanksgiving holiday is all about giving thanks. [...]

Read More

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: Feedback is Important for Growth by: Debby Stone

Recently, I participated in a management assessment process for one of my corporate clients.  The individuals being assessed were evaluated over the course of a full day as they participated in a variety of exercises designed to measure their performance against the company’s key competencies.  Taking part in this process reminded me of the importance [...]

Read More

Do Your Circumstances Affect Your Performance? by Debby Stone

Have you ever told yourself “I am going to do the best I can”?  I’d be surprised if you haven’t!  For most of us, this phrase is code for doing an amazing job.  In fact, in a lot of cases, it is a fairly thinly veiled disguise for telling ourselves that we need to do [...]

Read More

At Your Service: Are Your Habits and Patterns Serving You? by Debby Stone

Recently I saw a post on Facebook from one of my friends saying that she was in the process of changing a pattern she has had in her life for years.  She was excited and somewhat anxious about the change.  She was also wondering what patterns others were noticing in their lives and whether they [...]

Read More

Steps for Finding Your Way Out of The Slumps by Debby Stone

  We all have slumps.   Baseball players have hitting slumps, the stock market has slumps in growth, retail chains have slumps in their sales, and you and I have slumps in our lives as well.   A slump is one of those things that is hard to define but we sure do know one when we’re [...]

Read More

Creating Margin In Your Life, It’s Not Just About Cleaning Out Your Closets by:Debby Stone

Springtime is here and for many of us that means spring cleaning.  I really enjoy cleaning out my closets and organizing my home and office.  Cleaning out my closets and cabinets gives me margin.  It allows me to create physical space for any new items I want to buy and to see what I already [...]

Read More

‘Time Keeps on Ticking, Another Scarce Resource’ by Contributing Editor: Debby Stone

  Many of us have become acutely aware of the scarcity of many of the resources we rely upon in our daily lives.  The sustainability movement is premised on the fact that traditionally our daily activities whittle away the earth’s scarce resources.   We also have become aware over time of the necessity of protecting [...]

Read More

‘What’s (self) love got to do with it?’ by Contributing Editor: Debby Stone

It is February.  The month in which our thoughts turn to love.  Around Valentine’s Day we spend time thinking about all the special people in our lives, how much we love them, and how we can make them feel special.  But, how well do you love yourself? That may seem like an odd question, but [...]

Read More

“Going off the Grid: The Power of Being Unplugged’ by Contributing Editor, Debby Stone

Over the holidays I took some time away from work.  I did not do anything particularly spectacular – no cruise, no trip to Europe, no visit to Broadway – but I did take a mental trip to the place that lies “off the grid.” As a coach, I frequently tout the benefits of taking time [...]

Read More