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WHAT I LEARNED IN MY FIRST DECADE AS A CEO

WHAT I LEARNED IN MY FIRST DECADE AS A CEO

Having just wrapped up my first decade as a CEO and reflecting on what I want the next decade to look like, I was struck by how much I’ve grown and matured as a leader. The 2010s were filled with many ups and downs, achievements...

MIDDLE MANAGEMENT SUCCESS

MIDDLE MANAGEMENT SUCCESS

Being in middle management isn’t easy. To do it well, you must be able to manage up, down, and sideways, juggling the demands of your boss, the needs of your direct reports, and the collaboration desired by your peers. You need...

W.A.I.T….WHY AM I TRIPPIN’?

W.A.I.T….WHY AM I TRIPPIN’?

I love riding my Peloton spin bike. I’m addicted to it. Not only are the classes challenging, but I am also inspired by the instructors’ moving stories and thought-provoking comments. A recent ride on the Peloton taught me a new...

SAY “I’M SORRY” THE RIGHT WAY

SAY “I’M SORRY” THE RIGHT WAY

I recently found myself in a situation where I needed to apologize to someone I hurt. I was conflicted, my thoughts filled with self-justifying righteousness, “I am right, and I am hurt, too!” Yet at the same time, I was filled...

THE WORRY CYCLE: 5 WAYS TO STOP THE WHAT IFS

THE WORRY CYCLE: 5 WAYS TO STOP THE WHAT IFS

How do you stop the worry cycle? Some people are lucky and can escape the dark trap of endlessly worrying. Others…not so much; they have the "whatifs" crawling inside their ears, whispering stories of danger, fear, doubt,...

COMFORT ZONE: GET OUTSIDE OF THEM

COMFORT ZONE: GET OUTSIDE OF THEM

Human nature drives us to avoid situations that feel scary; fear and anxiety overwhelm and we hunker down, looking for relief from uncomfortable feelings. Yet, to reach our full potential, we must overcome the instinctual urge...

6 WAYS TO BE A GREAT MANAGER

6 WAYS TO BE A GREAT MANAGER

There are many attributes and qualities that can be assigned to good managers such as being a decent listener, accountable, organized, motivating, honest, and having a positive outlook on life. While these are all important,...

DEFLECTION: DON’T SHRUG OFF RESPONSIBILITY

DEFLECTION: DON’T SHRUG OFF RESPONSIBILITY

Accountability is the cornerstone of authentic and inspirational leadership. True accountability means you understand and accept that you and only you are responsible for your attitude, actions, decisions, communication, and...

BEING KIND AND CHANGE THE WORLD

BEING KIND AND CHANGE THE WORLD

Did you know that being kind inspires kindness in others? Numerous studies show that when someone shows you kindness, you are likely to pay it forward. Think about it…when a person holds the door for you and smiles warmly, you...

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