14 May 2024

Wielding Humor Wisely as Leaders

By |2024-05-29T13:08:13-04:00May 14th, 2024|

Apt and Witty Humor as Leaders I recently read a witty joke from Alexandre Ledru-Rollin. The joke went like this: “There go my people. I must find out where they’re going so I can lead them.” Did you let out a little chuckle when you read this? Maybe you shared it with other leaders in [...]

19 March 2024

What’s Your Conflict Style?

By |2024-03-19T14:38:11-04:00March 19th, 2024|

Understanding Conflict Styles Situations with conflict appear in every area of life: work, home, and even the grocery store parking lot. Unfortunately, many people see conflict as a negative aspect of human relationships and therefore do not invest time in improving conflict management. If you cannot avoid the inevitable moments of conflict, what would be [...]

21 November 2023

Ask a Better Question to get a Deeper Response

By |2023-11-29T14:41:02-05:00November 21st, 2023|

1st Level Listening "How’s everybody doing today?" The leader asks as she keeps walking toward her office. The employees give the usual response “good” and everyone keeps moving right along. Sound familiar? This has been the norm in the workplace. However, that is changing because employees want more engagement with their leaders and co-workers. An [...]

3 October 2023

How do you Avoid Emotional Redlining as a Leader?

By |2023-10-03T13:51:06-04:00October 3rd, 2023|

Client Story #1 A long time ago, I asked a question of a client during an already tense morning for him.  The question tipped his anger into rage. He threw a paperweight at me.  Fortunately, I dodged it, and no one was hurt.  He stormed out of the room.  I began to pray for him. [...]

9 August 2023

The Powerful Link Between Negotiation as a Conversation

By |2023-08-09T12:21:21-04:00August 9th, 2023|

Conversation Conversations are the general exchange of thoughts, words, ideas, directives, and messages. Conversations are one of the main vehicles of communication. Most of us would say that we have conversations every day. What is the most important experience of a conversation? Connection When people talk, they want to get something across to others ranging [...]

25 July 2023

Imposter Syndrome

By |2023-07-25T12:47:33-04:00July 25th, 2023|

Two leaders spoke in quiet voices as if someone could hear their private phone conversation. One was an accomplished author who traveled the world speaking and training prominent CEOs on how to be more effective in leading their teams, the other a training and development professional. Both admitted that they struggle with Imposter Syndrome. On [...]

11 May 2023

Crafting Your Sacred Rhythm of Life

By |2023-05-23T11:37:50-04:00May 11th, 2023|

There is a descriptive phrase called the Rule of Life. It is a structure or framework by which to live your life. The Rule of Life is meant to guide you along a path that is the best for you. While I embrace the concept, I pull back from the thought of this being a [...]

5 April 2023

Inside The Mind of A CEO

By |2023-04-27T08:12:05-04:00April 5th, 2023|

The last couple of years has weighed heavily on the minds of CEOs. There are times when I as an Executive Coach wish I could make things easier for them operationally.  I feel for them. The shortage of labor is real. Poaching has become the norm. Board members put pressure on publicly traded company CEOs [...]

1 December 2022

Increasing Organizational Performance through Interference Awareness

By |2023-05-11T12:22:07-04:00December 1st, 2022|

Have you ever experienced a moment where you couldn't think clearly to get to a decision or to speak intelligibly on a subject or perhaps to represent yourself accurately in a potentially threatening environment? You might be experiencing what I call "Interference." This article is intended to help the leader become more aware of interference [...]

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