A huge thank you to the many individuals who made the launch of my newly released book, FRESH Leadership: 5 SKills to Transform You and Your Team, a success. While writing a book might look like a solo activity from afar, up close there are a host of friends, colleagues, and advisers who make up […]Read More
People Need One Another
Do you like to fly solo? I ask that question both literally and figuratively. Sometimes it’s nice to travel alone. You don’t need to wait for your companion’s luggage or worry about getting them a latte before boarding. It can be nice to work independently too. When we work solo, we may believe we have […]Read More
Start Thinking About Your 2017 Goals
Contemplating the end of one year and the start of another encourages us to reflect on the high points of the year we are ushering out and ponder about the goals we might choose for the year coming in. About 48% of people are likely to make New Year’s resolutions. Sadly, only 8% say they […]Read More
Never Underestimate Your Strengths
There’s a saying in my house . . . never, ever, underestimate your competition. With that said, and with those words firmly ingrained in my mind, I can more readily espouse the idea above. In my mind, it is important to both respect my competition and have faith in the power of my strengths. In short, […]Read More
Great question . . .
Does your manager consider this question, “How easy do I make it for you to do great work?” a primary duty of his or her job? In my experiences as an executive coach and as a college instructor, I have heard coaching clients and college students alternatively praise or moan about their managers – at length. […]Read More
Partnerships are a breeding ground for good decision-making.
Being able to value an alternative perspective (especially those in direct opposition to my way of thinking) is a skill that I could spend my entire lifetime cultivating. Frequently, I want to rush into a situation, instinctively make a decision, and move on. This is clearly the Activator in me at work. Given this talent, I can feel […]Read More