delegate effectively

How to delegate effectively to save time and your sanity

It’s no secret: An important best practice in leadership circles is to spend your time on tasks and projects that are the best use of your time and delegate the rest. Why then, as managers and leaders, don’t we delegate more often and more effectively? The most common excuse I hear from my clients who […]

Comfort Zone

Is it time to challenge your career comfort zone?

Change can be exciting, but it can also be uncomfortable. Anyone who’s been in an office during a merger or a reorganization knows this first-hand! Let’s face it: When there is routine, there is usually comfort and a feeling of safety. We know what to expect, and when we can predict how our days will […]

Ladder Of Assumptions

The Ladder of Assumptions

What kind of preparation do you do for important work-related conversations? What kind of thoughts do you have during a crucial dialogue?  What approach do you take when you follow-up on a conversation? Many of us will brainstorm points we need to cover so we don’t forget. Maybe if it’s a particularly sensitive topic we’ll carefully […]

failure

How to approach failure intelligently

Let’s all just get on board with failure, shall we? We’ve talked about it before — as leaders, we often feel a pressure to be flawless. To get it right the first time and, if we do have flaws, to cover them as best we can. However, that’s not only a nearly impossible ideal, it’s […]