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 […]

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 […]

Accountability

Lack of accountability can be debilitating to an organization. When others see that there are no consequences to poor behavior or poor performance, general morale is negatively affected. In addition, I’m sure we can all think of times when we haven’t held ourselves accountable either. Accountability can easily be related to following through on a […]

Communication: a two way street

Ever been in a meeting where you are privileged to listen to a team member who loves to listen to the sound of his/her own voice? Have you ever been that person? Sometimes, in a group or presentation setting, we tend to hold the reigns of communication and never release them. It’s important to remember […]

Traits and Disciplines of Highly Productive People

I am absolutely fascinated with biographies of successful people and the traits that have led to their success. It’s almost shameful to say, but everyone from world leaders to pop icons fascinate me. How did they become the successes that they are? Tiger Woods take a golf club as a small boy, smacked a golf […]