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So often we set lofty goals for ourselves, like “I’m going to the gym every day this week!” or “I’m going to write for 2 hours every day!” And that can be okay, except that often, when we falter or miss a day we feel...

This may be a question you’ve never considered before. But if you’re a manager who understands that your role has to change and respond to different situations, it’s a question that’s well worth thinking about. Servant leadership was a concept that Robert Greenleaf wrote about in...

We move so quickly through every day. We think that the faster we move the more we will get done. The truth is we need to pause; our brain needs a chance to transition from one activity to the next. We need to be mindful...

Get clear on the end to get focused in the present   Five-Year Vision Exercise   Whether you’re setting the stage for a start-up or transforming an established company, now is the time to think about where you’ll be five years from now. Gather your leadership team for an...

I have bad news for you. Three out of four employees say that their boss is the most stressful part of their job. There are many facts that have been collected by the Gallup organization about what makes a bad boss. Seventy percent of the...

Managers often ask for advice when dealing with difficult employee behavior. Examples include poor attitude/skills such as interpersonal communication and poor overall job performance. Oftentimes, the manager will describe the situation, then will speculate as to why the behavior is happening. As coaches, we often hear...

Being committed to your role as a manager doesn’t mean it’s personal.   You are not the role you play. You can have many roles in life: parent, marriage partner, sibling, child, employee, manager, etc. But what I stress in my leadership coaching practice is that you are...

Whether you are a high-level executive or a new manager working your way up the corporate ladder, you are likely being pulled in many different directions. This means that you have to be thoughtful about how, when, and in whom you are investing your time...

New employees need to contribute to the organization’s mission--and help shape it--as quickly as possible. Here’s how managers can fast-track conscious evolution. (Hint: This works for not-so-new employees, too!) Why it Matters Onboarding new employees goes beyond an orientation session and an explanation of projects and processes....