company culture

Building a Company Culture of Growth and Happiness

Recently one of our CEO clients was telling me about the important project his leadership team had completed. It was almost miraculous in that they brought it in on time and on budget – though you can probably guess it was grueling and draining for everyone involved. I asked the CEO what they did toContinue Reading

Vacation from work

How to take a vacation from work (and really unplug!)

Hands up if you’ve been on holiday and, despite swearing that you weren’t going to check email or answer your cell phone, you ended up working some (or, true confessions, MUCH!) of your vacation. I get it. I’ve been there at times in my career. Now, as a leadership coach, I meet clients who don’tContinue Reading

problem-solving leaders

Six Characteristics of Problem-Solving Team Leaders

A big part of any leadership role is being able to troubleshoot. It might be strategizing to get a project that has derailed back on track, attracting new business or leveraging technology. Whatever the problem, there are four basic steps that problem-solving leaders generally use: Define the problem Generate options Evaluate and choose an optionContinue Reading

Boss or a leader

Are you a “boss” or a “leader”?

Would you say you are a boss or a leader? Let’s start with definitions: A boss has a position of authority and can exercise power, but a leader has the ability to manage people well and inspire them to action. We recently discussed signs you’re ready to be a leader (and a few signs you’reContinue Reading