Barrier to Leadership: Getting In Our Own Way

I remember when I stepped into my first role as a leader  and I felt as if I could never get enough accomplished.  I was still measuring my value based on what I produced tangibly.  Several of my clients are on the cusp of this chasm, leaping from the “doing” to the “leading”. Naturally, we’ve […]

Leadership and Simplicity

I recently heard Peter Docker speak at the ICF Global Leaders Forum in Atlanta. Peter works with Simon Sinek, Author of Start With Why. You can check out more at www.WhyNotUnlimited.com. One quote during his talk which really resonated with me was: “Leadership takes something complex and creates simplicity.” What a powerful statement.  He gave several iconic examples […]

Why do I need Core Values for my company?

Core values are the blueprint for your life and your business.  They are the boundaries that determine your behavior, the expected behavior of your employees and how the company behaves within the world of business.  So it goes without saying that core values are an important piece of the foundation of your organization.   You […]

Where’s the Evidence?

Mark and I were interviewed recently about our relationship. We weren’t in therapy and there’s nothing wrong, but that’s not to say that we didn’t learn a lot. One of the questions was “What evidence do you have that tells you your relationship is thriving?” Wow!  What evidence do we have?  Being scientists ourselves, we […]

Slow down to grow faster

I just recently learned this lesson (AGAIN) myself.  I’m a classic over achiever and I run as fast as I can most of the time.  But recently, I was forced to slow down (which is what happens when you don’t listen to warning signals–you get hit over the head instead!).  During my slow down I […]

What is Integrity and the 800 pound gorilla?

To me, it’s what you do when no one is looking, or it may be ignoring the 800 lb. gorilla in the room.  Heaven forbid we talk about that.   Lack of integrity can be the biggest leadership killer.  It sends a message to your team that maintaining transparency and honesty is only valued some […]