How to be a mentor

How to be an exceptional mentor

I sometimes get asked, “What’s the difference between a coach and a mentor?” My answer is usually something along the lines of, “a lot and they can both be really helpful.” What is a coach? If you read this blog regularly, you probably have a pretty good sense of what a coach is. We help […]

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 done […]

When your toughest conversations are with yourself

We’ve written a fair bit and worked with a lot of organizations around Essential Conversations — our workshop program that helps leaders have difficult conversations with others (employees, peers, suppliers, etc). The program works well, has a lot of a-ha moments, and helps leaders figure out how to have the conversations they’ve been avoiding. However, […]

How great leaders get beyond their to-do list

Remember that time when smartphones weren’t a thing? When we would go home at the end of the day and check our messages on the answering machine? When our time out in the world was spent in that place, in that moment instead of being pinged by 117 notifications at any given time? No question […]