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How to Keep Your Virtual Teams from Languishing

During the Q&A portion of my presentations in the last few weeks, I’ve had multiple leaders ask questions with a common theme. Essentially, they wanted to know how to improve the connections with their now-permanently-virtual team members when those relationships (and some of their employees) seem to be languishing. What was once a temporary, pandemic [...]

2022-11-28T18:30:33-06:00By |Leadership|

The Competitive Advantage of Leadership Coaching

I’m truly in awe of the leaders today who have remained agile despite a barrage of crazy, unforeseen obstacles. Global pandemic. Talent shortage. Economic crisis. The hits keep coming, but these adversity ninjas somehow continue pivoting and finding innovative ways to survive. The problem is, even the best leaders are struggling with several major [...]

2022-11-02T10:19:14-05:00By |Leadership|

How Leaders Can Influence Company Culture

Leaders have a powerful influence on an organization’s culture. They set the tone for how employees perceive their work experience, so leadership and culture go hand in hand. In many ways, leaders’ success depends on their ability to help shape and uphold organizational culture. That’s a formidable task—and one that requires selflessness, conviction and strong [...]

2017-12-11T11:37:12-06:00By |Leadership|

Often Missing from Conversations about Diversity and Inclusion: Cognitive Diversity

I don’t typically write or comment on issues of diversity and inclusion. But an often-overlooked aspect of the topic — cognitive diversity — is starting to come into the spotlight, and I have some insights on it because of the focus of my work. In my experience, I've seen that companies produce the best results and [...]

Understanding Professional Blind Spots: Video Tip

What you don’t see can hurt you. Is your professional reputation what you think it should be? Watch this video to discover if subtle behaviors and unconscious habits could be sabotaging your success. Know someone who might benefit from this career tip or find it interesting? Go ahead…pass it along. Better yet, leave [...]

2017-08-22T22:42:24-05:00By |Blind Spots|

Who’s on Patrol in Your Office…The Regulation Expert or the Innovation Killer?

Most elementary schools select a group of upper-grade students to participate as part of the Safety Patrol. These kids get to wear special vests and are charged with making sure the smaller kids get safely across the street near the school. They can quote all the traffic regulations verbatim and are shocked when some hooligan [...]

Frozen Compass? Shifting Your Route on the Road to Success

Unexpected detours are inevitable in the business world: new management, new initiatives, and new competition. So how do you handle the frequent direction changes of the workplace? I’m not talking about your ability to update goals and strategies. Think beyond that. How do you adjust your natural approach to managing, leading and interacting with your [...]