The New Year is usually one of my favorite times of year, both personally and professionally – I love the optimism and renewed energy that turning the calendar can have on the heart, mind, and soul. And after a year like 2020, we all need a little optimism these days; and with the state of […]Read more 3 Fundamentals to Avoid Reckless Risk-Taking in 2021
As the ball drops on New Year’s Eve in Times Square, another year begins. However, coming off a year like 2020 may have you feeling more than uneasy about what 2021 has in store. Many of the challenges and lessons learned this year will carry over, yet there is still so much uncertainty in the [...]Read more Leadership Lessons From A Year Like No Other: What Will You Take Into 2021?
As humans, we have an instinctual need to belong and be accepted among our peers. As communal beings, there is a survival need to belong to a group, something bigger than ourselves. And this desire is stronger than ever in these uncertain times. However, being liked and respected as a leader [...]Read more How To Be Liked AND Respected As a Leader – And Why Both Matter
We’re all in this together. This is a phrase we have heard countless times throughout 2020 as we manage through the Covid-19 pandemic. There is something inspiring about these words – especially when it seems daily, we are faced with uncertainty everywhere we turn. In these times, it is good to [...]Read more 3 Leadership Skills That Inspire Teams to Reach Their Potential
The challenges leaders are facing this year are unlike anything many of us have ever seen. With a global pandemic, economic fallout, and heightened anxiety and tension across the country, today’s leaders are finding themselves and their businesses thrust into a world no one knew was coming. As [...]Read more Life in the Pandemic: 3 Strategies Leaders Need to Keep Teams Moving Forward
Great leaders attract great talent who produce great results. However, while some people are born natural leaders, we all must make a conscious effort to lead in a way that keeps our team engaged and thriving – especially through challenging times like we are living in now. However, there can [...]Read more 3 Strategies to Break the Cycle of Managing to Others
When it comes to a team, the greater the diversity – the greater the innovation. By nature, we tend to gravitate to those who look and think like us – usually from the same racial or socioeconomic background. Unfortunately, the more we surround ourselves with those just like us, the greater the [...]Read more Diversity in Leadership Leads to Innovation
For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic has made time stand still – the world as we knew it came to a screeching halt and everywhere you turn, talk is about the coronavirus. While the situation remains uncertain, it is important to keep a level of normalcy in our lives. Connecting with loved [...]Read more The After: Will Your Team Emerge Stronger After COVID-19?
Stand Out as a Leader Uncertain times. You probably hear this phrase several times a day. The impact of COVID19 continues to be felt around the globe. It is impacting just about every aspect of our lives. As we emerge on the other side of “the curve”, our nation is in a heated debate on […]Read more The Power of Emotionally Intelligent Leadership in Times of Crisis
During this crisis, I am heartened by all the good that is happening. Many of us are still extraordinarily busy, working, managing kids at home and the myriad of other necessities. However, if you find time for reading (maybe a way to inspire and motivate ourselves), we wanted to share this [...]Read more 9 Must-Read Books for Women Leaders