Virtual Development Programs: 4 Things Leaders Want Most

Today is National Online Learning Day—a celebration of virtual education for school-aged children. When this was established in 2016, no one could have imagined the dramatic surge in online learning for both kids and adults. Fast forward to 2021 and the pressures of an ongoing pandemic. Leaders have discovered that a good majority of professional development opportunities are [...]

2021-09-24T09:39:21-05:00By |Leadership, Web/Tech|

Leadership Expectations: How to Juggle the Demands of Execution, Empathy and Inclusion

Prickly discussion topics have been rippling through workplaces since 2020, and today’s leaders are getting plenty of industry advice about how to handle them. Just check out these business journal headlines: “How to moderate the work-from-home debates that are dividing companies nationwide.” “How to facilitate conversations with your team about social unrest and lapses in [...]

2021-09-08T14:28:06-05:00By |Leadership|

Remote Workers: Make Your Virtual Impact Count

June 24 is National Work-From-Home Day—a celebration of the cultural and technological advancements that allow us to be productive working from anywhere outside the office. After 2020, I’m guessing there will be millions more people metaphorically toasting to that capability! While remote workers weren’t uncommon before, the pandemic accelerated the proliferation of tools and services [...]

The Paradox of Leadership: Leverage the Contradictions

If you randomly asked someone to describe the qualities of a great leader, you’d probably get these types of responses: confident, energetic, decisive and results-oriented. Are those accurate? Yes. However, I’d quickly qualify that with a “Yes, but…” I’ve often written about the paradox of leadership. Bottom line, it’s not as cut and dried as most [...]

2021-06-10T13:44:01-05:00By |Leadership|

Shake Up Your Own Thinking

If you want to play a bigger role in the evolution of your company’s growth and success, there’s a mandatory step in the process: shake up your own thinking! Steve Miller, former CEO of Shell Oil Co., was well known for shaking things up. As Shell was rebranding in Europe, he invited a group of employees [...]

2021-06-10T14:01:01-05:00By |Professional Success|