The first dysfunction of a team.

How do you know whether you have a team or just a group of individuals? Ask each of them to identify their overarching goal. A true team lives and breathes by their goal. A group of individuals won’t be clear at all about their goal. In the many teams that I’ve worked with, one consistent […]

Great Expectations Start With Communications

For those of you who have lived with a partner or spouse, has this ever happened to you? It’s Saturday, you have a full day of errands to run and you ask your partner to take care of a few things around the house. When you return with arms full of groceries, dry cleaning and […]

Take the Coach Approach

 “Coaching is not something you do, it’s who you are.” It took me awhile to understand the full meaning of this statement. It finally dawned on me when my daughter started a conversation with “Mom, I don’t want you to coach me, I just need you to listen”. What excited me most while reflecting on […]

Five Keys to a Successful Mentoring Relationship

  Have you ever felt the need to talk to someone who could help you succeed further in your business, improve a challenging situation or help you reach your life’s goals?  A mentor may be just the key.   Research shows that people with a mentor report higher job satisfaction.  They also have a stronger […]