August 19, 2021

Discover three ways leaders can help their teams change their thinking and focus on finding success instead of what may be holding them back.

August 12, 2021

It wasn't too long ago that during a coaching session a director level leader said to me “I can’t be friends with them, I have to be their boss.” It’s not a new sentiment. Many managers think they have to choose between having a supervisory role in a business and being friends or friendly with

July 28, 2021

Good leaders who want to change the future of a team or business in a sustainable way must help people become, rather than do.

May 25, 2021

I was working with a leader a while back and she wanted to create more collaborative meetings in her business.  Her definition of success for these meetings was that people came with creative ideas, shared them freely, and the business came up with better solutions and built a stronger team through the collaborative process. She did

April 26, 2021

Leading meaningful change means creating ownership of an idea among the team. And the only way to create ownership is through involvement.

April 14, 2021

Seven questions we can all think about that help us focus on our responsibility as leaders to leave things better than we found them.

April 8, 2021

If people struggle to follow you, you will always struggle to lead, but you get to make choices that help others engage with you, connect to you and accomplish more because of you.

March 29, 2021

Change is a fantastic opportunity to be at our best as a leader. Use these four steps to lead change in times of uncertainty and resistance.

March 8, 2021

Practicing our ability to motivate ourselves as leaders keeps us at our best and helps us master the process so that we can help others.

March 4, 2021

We have to know that oppositional thinking is GOING to happen, and we must be ready for it. We do that by having a plan for it when it shows up.

February 23, 2021

Leadership can be about motivation, helping others move toward a new goal, or learn and grow. But leaders need motivation too.

February 16, 2021

There is no more important thing a leader can do than consider, plan for, and practice effective conversations with others that they lead.

February 2, 2021

One of the words I hear more and more these days as I work with leaders and business owners is “stress”.  The challenges of leadership are always significant, but now many leaders are having to cope with leading remotely, struggling or dramatically changing business environments, and a team that is also increasingly stressed.  As leaders,

January 19, 2021

Leadership is overwhelmingly about the future. It’s the reason leaders even need to exist. If the future wasn’t important or couldn’t be changed, there would be no need for leaders at all. It’s often been said that leaders need to peer into the future to see it ahead of time. Or they need to be able

January 13, 2021

Much of leadership is about making choices. Sometimes when there are choices to be made, we start to make decisions based on the amount of discomfort involved with the solution. It’s a natural thing to do. If we think this is the right way to solve a problem, help a person on our team improve,

November 4, 2020

I came across some research recently that said managers spend 17% of their time dealing with problem employees.  That’s pretty much one day a week that they feel is lost to the time associated with people who are doing a poor job. If you have a management role and I asked what you would choose to

October 21, 2020

Several years ago I was teaching a leadership workshop for a group of managers, and part of my team was teaching selling skills to their sales reps at the same meeting. Part of that selling class involved the sales reps writing down their personal and professional goals as a foundation for the work they were

September 30, 2020

If we are stuck in a historic view of a shifting, changing, evolving landscape of how to lead others, we are missing opportunities

September 23, 2020

Download Fitness Plan Linked Content Leadership Workout: The Coaching Process - Step 4 Click the PDF icon above to access the fitness plan.  If you have not watched the linked Leadership Workout above, it is very helpful to watch the video and then work through the fitness plan to support you as you implement the leadership

September 20, 2020

Coaching skills are essential to good leadership and they build a strong foundation for helping anyone accomplish more.

August 17, 2020

Leaders prepare to lead a team by finding a routine that helps them think intentionally about what their people need, what good would look like today, and how to spend their time so that they make the biggest difference they can.