The Emotions of Accountability

How we deal with situations that we feel are unfair strips away one of the many protective layers we use to hide our inner soul from the world. Or in some cases, maybe we add an additional layer in order to hide from the ‘unfairness’. Like most, if not all, of you, I have also […]

Sucking Wind and Good Leadership

Good leadership can really take the wind out of your sails. Imagine this: you and several members of your team have spent hours pouring over the data of a proposal, double checking assumptions, comparing historical data, and you are presenting it to the rest of your team for approval and alignment. You’re sailing through the […]

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 […]

Ten Tips For A Successful Team

If you told me 6 years ago, when I launched my coaching business, that I would be launching a nonprofit organization (with 2 of my favorite coach buddies) in July of 2012, I would have asked you to take a breathalyzer test.  It certainly was not a goal of mine as I was growing my […]

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 […]

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 […]