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Sustainable Success Lies in Proactive Leadership

Proactive leadership is when we are intentional about developing our direct reports. We teach our followers all the time – not just when it’s convenient. Our mission is for...
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Get Out of the Way

Last week I had one of those fulfilling, rewarding, crazy and chaotic mornings with several planned and pop-up calls and conversations with clients. Fulfilling and rewarding because I love...
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Don’t Confine Me

Last week my youngest had her wisdom teeth out, so I re-arranged my schedule and worked from home for a few days while she recouped. Though I was grateful...
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Own It: Holding Your People Accountable

Holding people accountable. It’s a challenge that isn’t isolated to middle management or new leaders. Executives at the highest levels also fall into the lull of hoping someone’s non-performance...
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Get Things Done Through Others

John Craig said, “No matter how much work you can do, no matter how engaging your personality may be, you will not advance far in business if you cannot...
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What Are You So Afraid Of?

“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion...
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Stay Focused on The Big Picture

“If you forget about the big picture, you’ll be a slave to the day to day.” A slave to the day to day. Does that sound like today? Maybe...
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Got Politics? 8 More Actions for Dealing with Politics at Work

As we discussed last week, politics are alive and well even in the smallest of companies. Sometimes politics is disguised as “drama.” Whatever we call it, we usually know...
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Socializing vs. Producing: Finding the Balance

“Social” seems to be one of our buzz words of the day. Social media. Social networking. Social security. Ha, well just kidding on that last one…though it is a...
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Keeping That New Job Hustle

What’s one feature that nearly everyone loves about a new car? The smell! We even call that distinct scent “that new car smell.” It’s hard to describe, but we...
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