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…

Attention Leaders! It’s time for your mid-year check-up

Attention Leaders! It’s time for your mid-year check-up

It’s May 16 and that means its time for your strategic Planning and results mid-year check-UP! Today as we swiftly approach mid-year, I’m sounding an alert for all organizational leaders: It’s time to take an objective look at your year-to-date results, compared to your 2022 strategic plan and goals. Now’s your chance to determine whether…

Are you burning out your top-performers?

Are you burning out your top-performers?

Nine months after joining the company, this young woman was promoted. (Yay!) She was also exhausted, frustrated, and disillusioned. Sadly, in less than a year, she lost confidence and trust in the management she once admired. Despite the promotion, she was looking for another job.

Empathy Opens Possibilities

Empathy Opens Possibilities

Applications of empathy has been on my mind this week…Have you ever argued about the details of a project or situation, only to eventually realize you were missing the big picture? It’s easy to do. In fact, just last week I watched a distinguished group of leaders go through cycles of “not seeing the forest…

Listening: The secret ingredient to becoming a trusted leader

Listening: The secret ingredient to becoming a trusted leader

Ever been on a call with someone and realize they were only halfway listening? It happened to me this week in a virtual coaching session. I could hear my client typing away. His responses were delayed and hedgy, and his tone told me his attention was elsewhere. Candidly, I felt irritated, disrespected, and like I…

Assumptions = Ass-u-me

Assumptions = Ass-u-me

There is no doubt about it – in the absence of facts, humans make assumptions. What’s more, we assume the negative more often than not. Have you ever convinced yourself someone did something for a particular reason, only to find out you were completely wrong? I know I have.  I remember the time I assumed a…