How to Finish Strong and Be More Successful

you can achieve that goal!

If you’re like me, you’re enjoying the hustle and bustle of winter. I want to enjoy the season a bit longer, look forward to a leisurely holiday, and ease into wonderful, wintery Christmastime…and I need more time to complete some big goals on my list for this year! I’m reminding myself of a few important tips to […]

Work-Life Balance is a Lie; Try Harmony Instead

Never have I heard a leader say, “I’m enjoying my personal life so much, it’s hard to find time for my work.” In fact, I’m sure I’ve never said it either. As leaders we feel passionately obligated to work or serve in our calling, and we hope our families and friends will understand, accept, even […]

Why the Lack of Necessary Endings is the Silent Killer of Growth

I’m often asked for recommendations for books on personal and leadership growth. Today, I want to talk to you my friend, as if we were sharing a warm conversation, over a hot mug of tea, on a cool, rainy day. If we were sitting together in one of my favorite local coffeeshops, and you asked me […]

Why You Need to Set Goals for LIFE, Not Just Work

“How soon they forget…” was the thought haunted me a short time after leaving an organization that I had dearly loved leading. I thought I had forged friendships stronger than collegial proximity, but was barely noticed when I returned for a visit. I had thrown my whole life into growing the organization, eating two or […]

How Leaders Can Build Rock-Solid, Unshakeable Trust with Their Teams

The number of ways leaders can break trust with their teams seems infinite. Half-truths, exaggeration, and flat out lies are what we most often think of, but even small infractions can wear away at the foundation of a trusting work relationship. The secret ingredient to building trust with your team is consistency. It’s that intangible […]

How Women Leaders Can Say ‘No’ and Feel Good About It

Do you ever say ‘yes’ just because you don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings or seem uncooperative? Do you often say ‘no’ and then apologize your way back into a ‘yes’ after all? Yeah, we women, even as leaders, tend to struggle with saying ‘no’ and feeling good about it, don’t we? Why is that? […]

4 Ways to Find Yourself Again When You Feel Lost as a Leader

As leaders, we are always learning in our field, growing as a person, and honing our leadership savvy. Leadership is a journey of mastering our own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, so that we can succeed and serve others well. No matter what level of success we achieve as a leader, self-mastery is one area than […]

How to Stay Encouraged When You Feel Hopeless and Frustrated in Leadership

In my own transitions throughout the years I’ve rarely had one epiphany that snapped me out of frustration or disappointment into vigor and vision again in one moment.  Instead, I’ve more often gone from a daily struggle to a weekly struggle, then felt the struggle diminish more and more over months. I’d like to say that I’ve […]