team celebrations

The holidays are coming – 9 things to think about when planning your office party

Tis the season! This is the time of year for party planning and merrymaking as the calendar year draws to a close. But how often do we actually make office parties and gatherings fun for everyone? Those of us who’ve been leaders for a decade or two or more (cough) remember when Christmas parties includedContinue Reading

daily habits of effective leaders

5 daily habits of effective leaders

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit.” – Will Durant paraphrasing Aristotle We are what we consistently do. Great leadership is made up of the small habits that we foster and the small habits we’re unaware of. It’s made up of a lot of little things doneContinue Reading

How to shift from directive leadership to decisive leadership

How to shift from directive leadership to decisive leadership

Making decisions is an art. Making them fast, with grace – style even – is something that leaders everywhere aspire to achieve. We all have an image in our minds about a strong, charismatic leader who makes decisions off the side of their desk, solving problems in an instant. I want to challenge that idea.Continue Reading

6 things to look for in a rockstar employee

6 things to look for in a rockstar employee

We all need ‘em. Those team members whom you can trust to handle things if you’re not there or to lean on when you need some extra support on a project. They’re the rock-solid, unwavering, go-getting, right-hand men and women that you’re so grateful to have on your team. Maybe you feel like you’ve wonContinue Reading