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
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
As the American workforce ages, succession planning has become a very real challenge for organizations of all sizes. Succession is a major event with exceptionally high stakes. There is far more involved in a successful transition than handing over the keys—and yet most organizations do not [...]Read more 6 Smart People Strategies to Manage Leadership Transition During Succession
When you’re the one your team looks to for guidance and inspiration, who do you turn to? We should all have a few mentors in our lives – but for everyday inspiration, it’s nice to bring in some outside perspectives. Recently, podcasts have grown quite a bit in popularity. What I like about this [...]Read more 7 Inspiring Leadership Podcasts to Add to Your Listening List
We all need a little inspiration from time to time. On mornings when I feel like a cup of coffee won’t cut it, I’ve found that watching a TED Talk can really energize me for the day. While it’s easy to let an hour go by with these quick and powerful presentations, a few of […]Read more 6 Powerful Lessons From TED Talks About Leadership