June 29, 2021

We all experience imposter syndrome from time to time. As a leader, here are three ways you can overcome self-doubt and thrive.

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

March 17, 2021

I was working with a senior leader recently and they were complaining a bit as they sized up their calendar for the coming week. When I asked them to describe how the week felt, words like overwhelming, heavy, and exhausting showed up.Taking Control of Your CalendarSometimes we think that as we move into leadership or

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 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 26, 2021

Pretty often I get to work with leaders who feel like they should stop doing something that is getting in the way of their best leadership.  They might want to stop reacting impulsively, they might want to stop focusing on mistakes or weaknesses in others so much, they might want to stop procrastinating, or maybe

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 6, 2021

It’s that time of year again when people begin looking for a fresh start, a new approach and a slightly better version of ourselves. We use turning the calendar over as an opportunity to reinvent, reimagine, and recommit to something new and improved. We resolve to be better, do better, accomplish more and achieve new

December 28, 2020

Somewhere close to 90% of New Year’s resolutions are abandoned before March ends.  We humans don’t have a very good track record of doing the things we want to if they are different from what we are doing now.  It’s not because we are bad people, lack integrity, lied about it, didn’t want it bad enough,

November 18, 2020

I have often heard leaders tell me that to get to the next level, or sometimes to get their business to the next level, they need to be more strategic.  Usually the conversation happens because someone gave them that feedback.  And it’s true, the more of an organization you lead, the more strategic you have

October 26, 2020

If you look at many businesses, there is a critical component of success that can often be the thing that sets them apart from their competitors and from other businesses in general - How well they develop leaders. It affects every single part of the business, determines their future, and is the most multiplied factor in

August 31, 2020

We can improve our effectiveness, our emotional intelligence, our insight, and our level of happiness by using a journal in an organized way.

August 26, 2020

Leadership isn’t about traits.  Yes, you have to be a decent human to lead most of the time, and certainly to do it for any length of time.  But beyond that, anyone can establish a set of processes and habits that serve them and the people they lead exceptionally well.

August 10, 2020

Most people don’t show up to do the wrong thing everyday, despite how it might feel some days. Most people are doing their best given the habits they have, the thoughts they have, the intentions they have, and the clarity they have.

August 3, 2020

Making our team dance to the beat of our insecurities, impulses, habits and needs is one of the quickest ways to cause them to want to work for someone else instead, and to spend more of their time telling friends and others what a terrible leader we are.

July 20, 2020

Leadership, in any setting, is a constant, almost never-ending battle it seems between what is in the person’s best interest and what we feel like doing in the moment.

July 13, 2020

Learning as a leader is essential to our continuous improvement. For most of us, one of the real drivers of why we want to lead in the first place is because we get a bigger chance to help others as part of how we spend our life.

July 8, 2020

If I could work with a team as a manager and along the way I could improve their performance, their capability, and their engagement just by thinking and acting differently while I do my job, why would I settle for being a manager who just got his or her team to do the work?

June 29, 2020

Whether you want to lead yourself, your team, a function, an entire business or even a family or a community at a higher level, we will be there to help.