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 andContinue Reading

success in the new year

Looking back: Why reflection is essential for success in the new year

  The beginning of a new year always feels like a fresh start, often with a focus on New Year’s resolutions and everything we’re going to start, or do differently, in the year ahead. But,  A review of the last 12 months helps to evaluate what worked and what could be better. Some of usContinue Reading

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 whoContinue Reading

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 willContinue Reading