Time Management: Don’t work harder

The term “work smarter… not harder” originated in the 1930’s by Allen F. Morgenstern.  Morgenstern was an industrial engineer, who created a work simplification program, with the intent to increase production with less effort. It sounds great, but how do you actually make it work? This terminology has now taken on a broader meaning in the current […]

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

    Recently I’ve been contacted by leaders who are interested in making their teams more cohesive. Specifically, they’ve also asked how to implement the concepts from the book The FIVE DYSFUNCTIONS of a TEAM by Patrick Lencioni. The book covers multiple pitfalls that teams face as they seek to grow together. Originally published in 2002, the […]

3 Steps to accelerate results for your team

  Your team is extremely busy and everyone’s plate is full, yet you aren’t getting the results you need.  The team is falling short and you’re not sure why. How do you accelerate results? Many leaders find themselves in this situation. What do they do? Pull the team together and reiterate expectations? Publicly voice disappointment and […]

Do you have Imposter Syndrome?

What they say If you’ve ever said the following statements to yourself, you may be suffering from Imposter Syndrome. I’m not sure why they would choose me over others. I’m not nearly as qualified as others that are probably applying. I don’t have the experience. How do I interact in a situation with people who […]

The Work-Life Balance Myth

You read it right. There is no such thing as Work-Life Balance.  There, I said it.  Now do you feel relieved because you always thought it was unattainable or worse because you were hoping you could still get there? The concept of work-life balance originated back in the 70s and has been discussed and analyzed for […]

Your reputation: first impressions can do damage

As a new employee, Tammy was an ambitious, energetic account manager, willing to work hard and take action. That was the reputation she wanted to establish in this new role. She was even extra cautious not to step on her new colleague’s toes, when she communicated her plans that could have overlapped with theirs. Then […]