5 Steps to Getting Your Team Back on Course When You’re Losing Focus

Have you ever felt like a hamster in a wheel, running full speed but going nowhere? Yeah, me too! When so many things become priorities that you can no longer determine what the real priority is, you and your team may find yourselves busy, but not so productive. Frankly it’s pretty easy to get to […]

5 of My Favorite Podcasts for Influencers

Have you listened to any of these?

Recently, one of my clients took a new position with a new company and found herself leading a team. Finding that she had inherited a whole package of problems that had not been resolved by the previously leader, she asked me for some suggestions on leadership and business resources. I jumped at the chance to […]

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? […]