loneliness of leadership

Finding ways to conquer the loneliness of leadership

You work for years to climb the corporate ladder and you finally reach the top. This is it! Years of hard work and effort have paid off and you are an executive in charge of a team, a division, or perhaps an entire organization, company or government department. Sure, you’ve probably heard it before but […]

Difficult employees

How to deal with difficult employees

I came across this great infographic the other day and it got me thinking about the steps to deal with difficult employees. There are a few things that I’ve learned over time when issues crop up around communication and difficult people in the workplace: It’s often not isolated to one person or one issue; Band-aid […]

Why you need to master daily tasks to achieve big goals

Why you need to master daily tasks to achieve big goals

Anyone who knows me knows I’m a big list writer. I always have been. Perhaps because I’ve always had a pretty bad memory but also because I’m a planner — I need to know how I’m going to get from here to there. If I don’t have a list, I get overwhelmed by the details […]

motivate your team

How to motivate your team to improve performance

A smooth, dynamic team that delivers results doesn’t happen by coincidence. Even if you already have an awesome team, knowing how to really get the best from them can be a challenge. Here’s a refresher with some helpful tips to make sure that you’re motivating your team without the headache. Step 1: Learn their “why” […]