Set Your Goals for Leadership Improvement Using a 360

What kind of goals do you set for your own personal development as a leader? How do you know which goals will improve your leadership skills? Many leaders don’t take much time to reflect on these types of questions. In my coaching, I’ve found that the most impactful goals for leaders can be identified by […]

Learn How You Are Perceived from a 360 Assessment

  One of our biggest blind spots in our work performance is how we are perceived by others. Typically, there’s no way to know what the perception is, other than by directly asking and hoping for complete honesty. If you really want to know others’ perceptions in order to grow, learn and improve in your […]

What is a 360 Assessment and Why Do You Need One?

  If you lead people, and you haven’t had an evaluation that includes feedback from your leader, your colleagues and your direct reports, then you need a 360 assessment. A 360 assessment is an anonymous survey sent to your leader, your colleagues and peers, and your direct reports, which is all about you. includes questions […]

Leaders: Get a 360 Performance Review from Your People

You’re missing out if you are a leader and never had a 360 Performance Review (360 assessment). My clients have found the 360 assessment to be a very insightful and valuable tool over the last 15 years. It not only allows the leader to increase their self-awareness, it also creates positive culture, inclusion and transparency. […]

Five Tips for Self-Advocacy

During a coaching session today, my client set a goal to be better at self-promotion. After we explored the term, we determined ‘self-advocacy’ would be a better description. We’re not talking about narcissistic behavior and proclaiming our greatness everywhere. We’re talking about “the ability to speak-up for yourself and the things that are important to […]

How to Lead and Engage Your International Team

There are many difficulties with managing a remote team. There are even more difficulties when you have an international team covering more than two time zones. Here are some ideas on how to engage your international team and keep them engaged. Develop a Team Charter The development of a team charter by the international team […]

How to Engage Your Team: The Importance of a Team Charter

One of the biggest challenges for any leader, is to lead a new team to success. Moreover, according to Forbes, most leaders aren’t even creating environments where employees feel motivated or comfortable. So how do we give leaders the tools to not only motivate their team members, but to fully engage them as well? We […]

Enhance your active listening skills

Do you practice active listening?  Active listening was first coined by Carl Rogers and Richard Farson in 1957. That’s over 60 years ago, yet we still struggle with these skills. Honestly, I think it’s time to put this in the elementary school curriculum. Commonly, most people relate the meaning of ‘active listening’, to ‘paying attention’ or […]

How to have influence

What typically happens when you pass someone in the hall or on the street and you offer them a smile? The majority of the time, you’ll get one in return. You have just influenced someone. We don’t often realize how much our own behaviors influence the behavior of others. Consider the following exercise: Imagine I’ve […]