Leading like a Super Hero

  What traits come to mind when you think about super heroes?   Bravery? It takes a lot of courage to take action and to make decisions sometimes.   Heroes are often seen as compassionate too, aren’t they? They help others, they listen, they bring forward the views of the unrepresented.   Collaboration, I believe,Continue reading “Leading like a Super Hero”

5 Tips to Handle a Tough Boss

Since the release of 5 Conversations to Help a Struggling Employee, I’ve received questions about how to manage in the other direction. How do I manage a boss who seems to be struggling?   Here are 5 tips to help navigate that situation.   Determine communication style   Look for the person’s style of communicating. Do theyContinue reading “5 Tips to Handle a Tough Boss”

5 Leadership Traits I Learned from My Mom

Her name is Terry and she’s one of the most inspiring people you’ll ever have the good fortune to meet. She’ll greet you with a 1,000-watt smile, she’ll tell you like it is, and she’ll leave you feeling re-energized and ready to take on the world. She’s been an incredible leader and mentor to manyContinue reading “5 Leadership Traits I Learned from My Mom”

10 Secrets to Working the Room like a Sales Pro

Not everyone gets excited about business mixers, but they’re an excellent way to make new contacts and start valuable relationships. Pretend you’re the host of the event. Introduce yourself to others and introduce the people you’re speaking with to others. Make meaningful connections. Memorable, authentic connections are the key to making relationships that last. TryContinue reading “10 Secrets to Working the Room like a Sales Pro”

Low employee comm scores? Here are 4 root causes.

Your employee engagement survey indicated your company isn’t communicating enough. You feel like you’re communicating, so why aren’t employees feeling the same way? Are you left wondering if you should email more often, start a newsletter, or post more news to the intranet? In most cases when employee or culture surveys indicate “poor communication,” it’sContinue reading “Low employee comm scores? Here are 4 root causes.”

3 Big Productivity Zappers

  1.  Not listening to your body Do you think more clearly and quickly in the morning or the evening?  Save the tasks that require the most concentration for the time of day that you feel most awake.  I call it “turbo mode.” There are a few hours each morning that I feel like IContinue reading “3 Big Productivity Zappers”

Developing a Leadership Philosophy

Having a written leadership philosophy can help you determine your leadership approach and serve as your compass throughout your career. We can easily get caught up in the monotony of our routine and lose sight of the leader we want to be. It may be helpful to put your leadership philosophy in a location thatContinue reading “Developing a Leadership Philosophy”

12 ways you can influence culture

You make decisions every day that contribute to the development of your company’s culture. Here are 12 ways to ensure that your company’s actions are aligned with the culture you want to create. Values – This is the place to start. Values guide the way for what you want your culture to be. Define each value by listing specific behaviors thatContinue reading “12 ways you can influence culture”

Media Relations: Getting Senior Leaders to Talk

It’s natural for senior leaders to clam up when faced with a Risk Communication situation. Here are some tips to help them open up. 1) Know the Concerns After you’ve identified who will influence the decision to communicate, understand that what’s going through his/her mind at that moment. Denial is a natural human reaction duringContinue reading “Media Relations: Getting Senior Leaders to Talk”

10 Tips to Begin Establishing a Culture of Performance

Is financial success important for your business? Of course, it is.  That’s “business.” I submit to you that the long-term financial success of your business lies within your ability to influence culture. A Culture of Performance is built over time.  It’s essential to have a strong foundation and then to build from there. You build yourContinue reading “10 Tips to Begin Establishing a Culture of Performance”