The title “leader” can often feel synonymous with the role of sole problem solver. Let me release you from the weight of that mindset. Look around you. You have access to your team of problem solvers – each member bringing a unique perspective to the situation. The next time you encounter a challenge, leverage the creativity around you by making space
It’s not the remote work environment. It’s gaps in your leadership. I’ve been hearing from leaders a lot about issues with the remote work environment. People aren’t working. Systems aren’t working. The whole thing is just not working. I understand, remote work environments have their challenges, but this isn’t about new challenges. What is actually happening
The date on the calendar changes, and everyone sets out to work on becoming a new version of themselves. This can be a powerful moment for defining your leadership style, but it can also be a waste of time and energy for others if the drive and motivation is focused in the wrong direction. New
Committing to the process is what builds great leaders. There is a process of pausing for reflection, growing through your experiences, and being intentional about your actions every single day as you lead. At the end of the day, it’s all about listening to and loving your people. The process also doesn’t stop, and instead
I want to talk to leaders about gratitude in the workplace. November 1st always seems to kick off the season of thankfulness. Although Thanksgiving celebrations will likely look different this year, signs are still popping up everywhere encouraging us to be thankful. The word “Thankful” will be hung on doorways, strewn across mantles and even
The question of how to create a culture of accountability is one I am asked often. From coaching individuals, group workshops, and as part of speaking events, accountability is one of the most common topics leaders bring up. One of the main reasons accountability, and creating a culture with it as a foundation, is so
As you have probably noticed the old concept of leading has changed. Some leaders are keeping pace, some not. This has never been more clear than it is right now due to current health concerns worldwide. You are seeing the tools, methods, and workforce change rapidly. These changes, whether forced, or as a result of
?Are you paying attention? As a leader you are getting feedback all the time. Sometimes that feedback is verbal. Much more often that feedback is non-verbal. Aside from being non-verbal, it is also indirect. This means you have to be more aware of what is happening than anyone else.
And then what? Something happened – You didn’t get the promotion. Your team didn’t hit the project deadline. Your company missed the goal this quarter. ?You took the first step, which is the hardest step for the majority of leaders – personal accountability. This is huge, yet it is not the end of the story.
??♀️What does it really mean? ?Think for a moment about the meaning you assign to words, events, and experiences. Then think about how that meaning impacts what comes next. So many leaders let the meaning one interaction dictate the rest of their interactions that day, month, year. ?They take compliments to their head. ?They take