As an executive coach, I have the privilege of coaching executive women past obstacles so they can focus on their leadership and impact instead. Of all the strategies, perspectives, behaviors, actions and mindsets I’ve used over the years to strengthen women in leadership, there’s one that has the biggest impact on their success: the executive coaching itself…. Read More»
It’s not enough to work hard; you also have to work smart. Perhaps this has been the biggest challenge for your business, figuring out how to get more from your employees without running them into the ground. Luckily, there are a few excellent practices you can adopt to improve employee productivity. The results of enacting such policies will speak for themselves…. Read More»
It’s exciting when a company expands. It’s also a time of transition for the business, for the employees, and especially for the leaders. But after the initial buzz wears off, you might begin to wonder, “What’s my job description now?” Leadership roles should change during times of growth. … Read More»
There is a dramatic difference between a self-centered, driven “leader” and a vision-centered, team leader. In this follow up to one of my most popular posts on visionary leaders, we take a deeper look at key differences in influencing others between an ego-driven motivation and a healthy place…. Read More»
Thanks to this infographic prepared by GetVoIP, you can learn to better recognize the eight most common types of toxic managers. Perhaps more important, you’ll learn what you can do to lessen their impact on your job experience, productivity, and general happiness…. Read More»
Culture is a by-product of leadership. However, the challenge is for local leadership to believe in, and embrace emotionally intelligent leadership as a style, and not as a soft skill. It can’t be turned on, and turned off when the mood suits you. It needs to be lived and practiced each day, but the good news is that it’s not hard…. Read More»
The idea of great leaders acting as superheroes is typical for 20th-century-management model thinking, starting from the assumption that organizational complexity needs to be governed through systems of command and control and that being a ‘good manager’ requires you to master certain skills…. Read More»
Over time, information security can become one of the more frustrating items on a leader’s docket. You can do all of the right things, hire a team of experts, purchase high-quality systems, partner with top-tier vendors, and allocate plenty of dollars, but in the end, it’s hard to show your investment has positively affected your company…. Read More»
Is sales still a numbers game? As we saw in the Industrial Age, is sales still dominated by aggressive, lone-wolf types? Or is sales today really a team sport?
Welcome to “dealstorming”…… Read More»
Do rebel leaders instinctively act more as coaches? Should they use proven coaching habits to inspire great work?
According to today’s guest on The Rebel Leader, Michael Bungay Stainer – author of “The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever” – we should!… Read More»