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…

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…

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….

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.

Quick tips for organizational thinking

“My leaders don’t get it. We are missing opportunities because of their lack of organizational thinking and silos.” This is one of the most common frustrations of my executive clients. Working in silos with territorial battles are strategic goal derailers. Sure, an individual here and there will further their own career (for a minute) through…

Want more? Build a culture of trust.

Want more? Build a culture of trust.

Did you know working in a culture of trust could be the most important element in creating teams that consistently achieve great results? At some point in your career, you’ve likely felt the pain of working in an environment of distrust: Silos; conflict; fear of speaking up; mistakes; re-work; turnover; lost opportunities… Establishing a  culture…