emotional courage

Finding the emotional courage to make mistakes (and learn from them)

As a leader, you take courses and attend workshops. You listen to the feedback given to you by your boss – both informally and in performance reviews. You share best practices with peers and learn what’s worked for them, too. You devour articles and books about leadership. You read this blog. 😉 You take your […]

How others see you

Does how you see yourself match how others see you?

How do you think others see you? A couple of the things we hear a lot from our clients is: They think folks see them the way they see themselves and wonder why things don’t always go the way they thought they should. OR  They recognize folks don’t see them the way they see themselves […]

COACH Approach to leadership

Build a stronger team with the COACH Approach to leadership

We’ve recently redesigned a one-day workshop that helps leaders use a coach approach when leading or managing others. It’s called a COACH Approach to Leading and Managing and it’s been so successful, we thought you’d like in on some of the secrets. Some folks I talk to are hesitant to try to “coach” their employees […]

ready to be a leader

Signs you’re ready to be a leader… and a few signs you’re not

At a cocktail party recently, someone asked me if I thought they should try for a leadership role as Team Manager, which had just come open when their boss moved on. It would make them the leader of the team they’re already on. I asked them what was appealing about becoming a team leader and […]