Humble v. Arrogant: What’s the impact on leadership?

Humble v. Arrogant: What’s the impact on leadership?

Humble or arrogant? Picture this: A buzzing boardroom where ideas clash like thunderstorms, egos battle for supremacy, and voices vie for attention. In this chaos stands one leader, not with a booming voice or commanding presence, but with a quiet strength and unwavering humility. This leader listens more than they speak, values feedback over praise,…

Leadership Means Action: 3 steps to help level-you-up

Leadership Means Action: 3 steps to help level-you-up

Did you know leadership means action? I don’t mean staying busy. I mean evolving, strategic, intentional action. If you’re a leader today, I strongly encourage you to consider “status quo” to be your enemy, and inertia to be a de-railer. I relearned the importance of avoiding inertia recently with my own business: Towards the end…

Appreciation: One secret ingredient to team engagement

Appreciation: One secret ingredient to team engagement

Attention leaders! Did you know appreciation is crucial for consistently high levels of team engagement? So I ask, what are you doing to show your team members that you appreciate them? There’s a ton of information available now about the declining levels of engagement, commitment, and loyalty amongst the U.S. workforce. Feeling undervalued, disconnected, and…

When your top-performer disappoints: 3 Tips for Strategic Leaders

When your top-performer disappoints: 3 Tips for Strategic Leaders

Even the most strategic leaders suffer serious disappointments.  When the disappointment is connected to your top performer, that pain is real.  It makes sense though – you have invested in grooming, supporting, and advocating for this person.  They had your confidence, and they had your trust.  In the last few weeks, this issue has come…

Spring Into a Great Q2: 3 Tips From a Leadership Coach

Spring Into a Great Q2: 3 Tips From a Leadership Coach

As a leadership coach, I love new beginnings! A new year, a new season, and even the start of a new quarter. The arrival of the spring season and Q2 is a favorite, for sure. (Right behind Q1 🤗.) Emerging colors and more hours of sunshine are awesome. And, from a leadership standpoint, there’s plenty of…

The Impact of Effective Listening: 3 tips to improve your leadership stats

The Impact of Effective Listening: 3 tips to improve your leadership stats

As an executive coach, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of effective listening in leadership. I’m talking about more than just hearing; I mean understanding, empathy, and connection. This (often overlooked) skill drives collaboration, trust, and innovation within organizations, and is a key pillar for successful leadership. Did you know? Employees who feel heard are…

How to be a trustworthy leader

How to be a trustworthy leader

Tips and reasons to assure you are a trustworthy leader Over the years I’ve had the good fortune of working with many trustworthy leaders.  I’ve also worked with a couple of real stinkers. If you’ve been in the workforce a few years, I bet you’ve at least witnessed the stark difference between the two. Being a…

Strategic Communication: How to avoid frustration and achieve goals

Strategic Communication: How to avoid frustration and achieve goals

Why strategic communication? Well, have you ever shared a message with your team, only to have it fail to get the results you were hoping for? Frustrating, right? Also incredibly common.  Often, the root cause of messages falling short is a lack of strategic communication. In fact, dismay about why their vision is not being…

Hybrid work environment: How to help your managers thrive

Hybrid work environment: How to help your managers thrive

Did you know the new hybrid work environment is burning out organizational managers faster than any other level within your organization? Anecdotally, my executive coaching clients are confirming this truth through the struggles shared in our meetings.  Statistically, data from a Q4 2022 Gallup study confirms managers in hybrid environments are burning out in higher percentages than their…

Faulty Assumptions: How to avoid the pain

Faulty Assumptions: How to avoid the pain

Have you ever made a quick decision, based on a faulty assumption, and found out later you were dead wrong? Ever met someone and immediately determined what meaning they did (or did not) have in your world, only to realize you were way off? If you’re human, you’ve likely felt the sting of faulty assumptions….

3-Tips to Set and Achieve Long Term Business Goals

3-Tips to Set and Achieve Long Term Business Goals

It’s that time of year again! Christmas carols have quieted, ornaments are tucked back into the attic, and the candy is (almost) all gone. The time to eat, drink, and be merry has come to a close and the season for diligent work has begun. Perhaps this contrast is why 92% of people who set…

STOP DOING THAT!

STOP DOING THAT!

One executing coaching tip to deepen your leadership skills As an executive coach, having clients with great leadership skills is a common occurrence.  The specifics of why they work with me varies, but each seeks to solve an issue or improve in some regard.  You may find it interesting, the resolution or improvement they seek always…