Lynn Carnes

Our “Ambassadors”

While teaching a self awareness program, one of the participants mentioned our “ambassadors” in context of how we relate to each other.  What?  Who are these ambassadors that he is talking about? With a little more explanation, it struck me as one of the best analogies for what often happens in relationships.   Have you ever […]

Alignment before pressure

As an avid water skier, I’ve learned over the years that my body position over the ski determines the ​acceleration of the ski from one buoy to the next.  Faster is better.  Watching a webcast of a ski tournament one day, the commentator (also a pro skier) summed up the “stacked body position” this way:  “It’s […]

Clear requests or disappointment

The other day I heard someone expressing frustration (the corporate code word for anger) over a decision that had been made that he obviously did not agree with.  As a key influencer on that decision, he was also puzzled that the decision went the way it did given the overwhelming data supporting his position.  What […]

Time or Attention

Just recently, I heard a television personality thank an important public figure for his time as they completed their on-air interview. Time is an interesting idea.  I catch myself frequently saying “I don’t have time for that.” One of the most common questions I hear people ask when faced with the chance to do something meaningful, creative […]