5 Tips for a New Leader

Congratulations! You’ve just been promoted or have been recognized as a new leader in your organization!  What’s next? Unfortunately, in most cases with American corporate culture and a new leader, you have been selected because you’ve exemplified high performance in your role.  While high performance is of high value, it is not necessarily indicative of the […]

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 […]

Reactive vs. Proactive

Do things happen to you or do you make things happen?  Think about it for a moment.  Your outlook on life from this perspective is very important.  Do you hand in the report late, knowing that you’ll be ostracized for it and let your team down? Or do you manage expectations and let your team […]

Inconsistent Results

In a recent discussion with one of my clients, he shared his frustration with the inconsistent results and performance of his team. When I asked how well he lays out his expectations for them, he further explained his process. He explained he follows up when he wants to motivate them and pushes them.  However, when […]

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 […]