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5 Ways to Find Out if You are Maximizing Your Time

Everyone is looking for more ways to squeeze more productive time out of the their workday. My friend and colleague, Mary Kelly, gives 5 great tips to maximize your time—check them out and post your ideas too. Read the article on Mary Kelly’s blog.            

5 Pieces of Advice for Next Gen Leaders

In this season of graduations and transitions from high school to college to adult life, I’ve reflected on what I’d tell my younger self. Here they are –   Know yourself. Identify your natural behavioral talents and strengths for work and nurture them. Also, understand your struggles and learn how to manage them so that […]

Coaching Blog – Leading my Younger Self: What I’d Tell You Now

Had I known then what I know now. How many seasoned, experienced leaders have said these words? Could you have avoided any mistakes? Could you be further along in your career, influence, and accomplishments? Most of us would likely conclude that the mistakes and missed opportunities have made us who we are today, but the […]

5 Quick Tips to Know Yourself Better

After many years of coaching and training thousands of people, we know that freedom to know yourself and fulfill your purpose is a significant issue. We can all benefit from gaining the self-awareness to see ourselves objectively. The vulnerability is that if I get to know myself, I’ll have to face the challenge that I’m […]

Coaching Article – The Top Behavioral Edge that Leaders Should Possess

After many years of coaching and training thousands of people, we know that freedom to know yourself and fulfill your purpose is a significant issue. We can all benefit from gaining the self-awareness to see ourselves objectively. There are several mental barriers to overcome – We’ve been told by others who we should be, or […]

Warning: Even Your Committed Employees Are Being Recruited

If you’re currently active in the workplace, you may notice that even your committed colleagues and/or employees are being recruited by other organizations. The demand for talent continues — which means those who aren’t looking are next on the list. And those conversations can be coming from anywhere. Here are the steps that Gallup recommends […]

3 Quick Tips to Make Meetings More Productive

Our experience shows that great leaders create an inviting workplace by extending and building trust. Some leaders naturally build this workplace culture, while others have a learning curve based on their natural behaviors or past experiences. Here are three crucial steps for leaders who want to create a healthy work environment where people will look […]

Coaching Article – 3 Leadership Must-Haves for Successful Meetings

Have you ever had that sinking feeling in your stomach about going to meetings? There are many reasons we may dread meetings—they can be boring, ineffective, unfocused, not related to my responsibilities, poorly managed, a waste of time, and the list goes on and on.   But in this blog we want to deal with […]

Ralph de la Vega on Leading with Integrity

Clear and concise article from friend and colleague, Ralph de la Vega, on leading with integrity as it relates from everyday leadership to the Ukrainian conflict. Please read on LinkedIn, and then post your comments below.            

Quick Advice on Detecting Your Leadership Tilt

To master this seesaw effect and be a great leader, you need to do both get results and develop healthy relationships. Although doing both may sound easy, it isn’t—you see, most of us don’t enter this world with talents for both. The leadership challenge is built into our DNA because 40% of the population are […]

Coaching Article – Why Leaders Should Manage the Behavioral Seesaw

If you’ve ever ridden a seesaw, you know what happens when the weights on each side are very different—it’s not as fun and it takes more work to stay balanced! Well, there’s a leadership seesaw that occurs every day that I want to explore further with you. Many years ago, my team and I developed […]

Coaching Clip – Can You Hear Me? The #1 Request from Your Staff

In the last 25 years, I’ve surveyed hundreds of groups asking them to reflect on their greatest leader and share the one attribute that set them apart (assuming the person had good character and integrity). Lee’s brief coaching clip this month shares the answer and coaches leaders on how to use it effectively – Also, […]

3 Quick Tips on the Art and Discipline of Listening

What an extraordinary skill for leaders! Honing this skill can strongly contribute to catapulting you to success, because everyone likes to talk and be heard.  Listening well is another aspect of human nature that continues what I’ve been writing about the last two months. It seems obvious, but things that are obvious often get overlooked […]

Coaching Article – 3 Reasons Why Listening is a Leadership Game-Changer

The art and discipline of listening—what an extraordinary skill for leaders! Honing this skill can strongly contribute to catapulting you to success, because everyone likes to talk and be heard.  Listening well is another aspect of human nature that continues what I’ve been writing* about the last two months. It seems obvious, but things that […]

4 Quick Tips to Balance Professional Care with Getting Results

Healthy leaders recognize that when their team members feel good about themselves, they naturally perform better–meaning they feel comfortable with themselves. With this insight, secure leaders are able to be intentional about affirming others. It’s a practical way of moving a person toward being more confident and secure.  Those types of connections have more power […]

Coaching Article – The Natural Leadership Behaviors of Great Mentors

“The goal of many leaders is to get people to think more highly of the leader. The goal of a great leader is to help people to think more highly of themselves.” – Carla Nortcutt Most great stories have a struggling protagonist and a mentor, someone who speaks into their life to help them find […]

People And Profits: A Leader’s Guide to Balancing Results And Individual Needs

Over a year ago, Glassdoor released a list highlighting the 20 companies with the highest-rated work-life balance during Covid-19, and the data still holds true. It indicates the desired pandemic balance needs to be 40% results, 60% individual needs. Many employees are anxious, stressed, and unsure about their future. They need a leader who cares […]

4 Quick Lessons That I Learned in the Camps

You get to know a lot about yourself and others when you are locked up 24/7 for months and years in a Vietnam POW camp. During those times we shared stories of our lives—and in those conditions there was no pretending; we heard about successes and failures. Also, in that environment, we had courageous leaders […]

4 Quick Steps to Healthy Leadership Security

Humans are not rocket science, because that would be easy in comparison. At least rocket science is logical, linear, and rational. Human beings, by comparison, are even more complex, emotionally unpredictable, and can’t be controlled with a set of scientific rules! The paradox of human behavior can be maddening: We’re brilliant and beautiful, but foolish […]