Wow, this was a busy year full of change, new projects and challenges. In the midst of the flurry, did you get the right work done? We all know that 80 percent of your results come from 20 percent of your effort. So, how well did you invest your time […]
I recently bought a house and feel like the past eight weeks have been all about choosing paint, texture, tile, granite, and bathroom fixtures. For those of you who know me well, you know this doesn’t fit my definition of fun. In the spirit of full disclosure, I have to […]
In late March, I took a trip to Nicaragua after a personally challenging month. As we drove to the airport through the rough roads of this beautiful but impoverished country, I thought about my experience. Two things emerged for me that may serve as valuable reminders for you.
Last week, I facilitated a leadership program in California. One of the speakers talked about how easily we can fall into the trap of moving from one thing to the next without taking the time to think about or enjoy the journey to get there. As I have coached high […]
As I have coached high performing leaders over the years, I can’t help but notice some common themes. As they move up the ladder, sometimes they take for granted how hard it would be for someone to fill their shoes. Or they underestimate the value of their perspective, one that […]
Over the past three years, my most requested presentation has been Tastefully Tooting Your Own Horn. It may surprise you to know that individuals at all levels of organizations struggle with self-promotion. Many find self-promotion draining and difficult but absolutely essential – yes, a necessary evil.
Whether you’re a man or a woman, you’ve probably heard time and again how important it is to have at least one strong mentor to guide you and help you develop the skills necessary to get to the next level in your career. Most large companies even offer formal or […]
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote a proposal for a multi-billion dollar company seeking to develop its top leaders. Of course, the minute I hit “send,” I realized I had omitted a really important fact about my experience – to the point where it grossly understated my qualifications. In […]
Two weeks ago, I presented at the Women’s Global Leadership Conference in Energy & Technology in Houston. The topic was How to successfully negotiate for a raise – How to get past your dread, develop a win/win approach, and negotiate for what you want.
When was the last time you really thought about your brand as a leader? If you’re like most, you probably haven’t given it much, if any, thought. When I coach high performing managers and leaders, leadership brand comes up time and again – because being deliberate about assessing and developing […]
As you know, I specialize in working with high performing managers and leaders (especially women) to help them get even better results. So, the people I work with are typically very talented, have done well in their careers, and are striving for more.
I just read Play Like A Man, Win Like a Woman by Gail Evans, a senior executive at CNN. Because I specialize in working with high achieving women, the challenges she highlighted were all too familiar. I thought I’d share four pieces of advice that may be a valuable reminder […]