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 […]

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 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 […]

Take the Coach Approach

 “Coaching is not something you do, it’s who you are.” It took me awhile to understand the full meaning of this statement. It finally dawned on me when my daughter started a conversation with “Mom, I don’t want you to coach me, I just need you to listen”. What excited me most while reflecting on […]

Five Keys to a Successful Mentoring Relationship

  Have you ever felt the need to talk to someone who could help you succeed further in your business, improve a challenging situation or help you reach your life’s goals?  A mentor may be just the key.   Research shows that people with a mentor report higher job satisfaction.  They also have a stronger […]