Thanksgiving is a traditional time of year we stop and metaphorically “smell the roses” giving thanks and appreciation for what we have. What if gratitude were a strategy for better work as well as a better life? It can be. Especially in the areas where entitlement and low engagement are an issue. Gratitude increases positive … Continue reading Gratitude-A Culture Strategy
With summer behind us, fall is a good time to renew our commitment to our best selves at work and at home. Because most of our childhoods were conditioned around the school year, this last quarter can feel like a time for getting serious again. If summer is for fun and daydreaming, then fall is … Continue reading Fall is the Time to Take Charge
Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you shared your perspective but it wasn’t received well? Or maybe you wanted to voice your ideas but were hesitant about the possible repercussions? Or maybe you just couldn’t find the right words to express the solution you could “see” inside your head? If any of … Continue reading How to Influence Like a Leader
Who doesn’t love a good omelet? A fluffy creation bursting with flavor from your favorite ingredients? When you think about it now, were you ever concerned about the eggs that had to be cracked in order for you to have the omelet of your dreams? No? My point, exactly. Let me explain. One of my earliest jobs was … Continue reading Success Is Like Making A Good Omelet
Yes, I know that sounds counterintuitive. As an executive coach who helps people hone their public speaking and presence skills, public speaking should be about speaking not listening, right? Wrong. Here’s why. The audience wants to be part of your presentation. They want this experience to be a conversation between you and them (even if … Continue reading Listening: The Secret to Great Public Speaking
Leadership is not only the ability to move others towards a vision, it is also the ability to move yourself towards a vision as well. Leadership is not a quality you are born with, although it may seem that way. Leadership is a skill that everyone can embrace. It includes a set of learned behaviors … Continue reading Leadership is for Everyone!
If you work in an organization, it’s highly likely that you have been asked to collaborate with others on a project. If you are in a leadership position, it seems that collaboration is the new competence and is key to the efficient use of the organization’s resources. There’s an old saying that there are two … Continue reading How to Collaborate without Burnout.
Many people are trying to be better leaders. What’s the secret? Are better leaders created or are they just natural? Much leadership development focuses on how to lead change, foster collaboration and develop an effective leadership style, all crucial to leading a large organization, a business unit or a small entrepreneurial team. However, before jumping … Continue reading Leadership Begins From Within
When you ask someone, “How’s it going?” Most people say “okay, getting by, managing alright.” It seems as though for most of us, there is so much to juggle that we hardly have time to think about developing a career and life experience that would have us shouting out an answer such as, “spectacular, outstanding, … Continue reading How to Jumpstart Change
Stress has been a part of everyday life since the dawn of humankind. Successful people know how to use stress to their advantage instead of letting stress use them. They cultivate a sense of balance by taking a big-picture view of stress. They learn to focus and take action on the internal changes needed to … Continue reading Never Let Stress Get in the Way of Your Success