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

humor in leadership

Is there room for humor in executive leadership?

How often do you and your team laugh and joke at work?  That might seem like a strange question, but humor at work can drive success in a variety of ways. Now, arguably some office cultures that are more open and creative are going to have very different examples of humor than perhaps an officeContinue Reading

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

emotional intelligence in leadership

Boost Your Leadership Emotional Intelligence

This week’s Coach’s Questions Blog is written by someone we admire, Janice Gair of EI Advantage. While professional and technical competence are essential for workplace success, emotional intelligence is frequently cited as a better predictor of success. A study by TalentSmart tested emotional intelligence, along with 33 other workplace skills, and found emotional intelligence toContinue Reading