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 [...]

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 [...]

5 April 2023

Better Team, Better Business

By |2023-04-05T14:38:35-04:00April 5th, 2023|

Our Primary Job Our primary job, according Mark Canlis of Canlis restaurant in Seattle is: to help people fulfill their purpose through their work. In doing so they are empowered to be successful in their work. I was a part of a private tour of the Canlis restaurant where they create an experience for their [...]

15 June 2022

The Pain of Making Choices

By |2022-06-15T13:07:53-04:00June 15th, 2022|

Marcy was having professional growing pains. After months of working with a coach, it became apparent her decision-making process was more complex than she realized, while many times fraught with consternation. She was aware of her focus and drive, although she had a blind spot in understanding her influence as a leader. When reviewing Marcy’s [...]

19 August 2021

Expand Your Horizons with Q Storming

By |2022-04-06T11:47:44-04:00August 19th, 2021|

The Problem-Solving Benefit of Questions There are big, big problems to solve. On nearly every front, our industries, norms, systems, and way of life is being challenged. A a result, this can be both an intimidation and an invitation for leaders. They are facing problems they have never had to solve before.New problems sometimes require [...]

14 July 2021

Facing Insecurity

By |2022-04-12T17:19:04-04:00July 14th, 2021|

Insecurity can be the Enemy to High Leadership IQ Now, let’s talk about what gets in the way of high Leadership IQ. Often it’s insecurity. It is normal to have insecurities, but it’s not normal to allow these insecurities to drive behavior. When the business leader’s insecurities are driving the business, the employees will typically [...]

6 May 2021

How do I Renew my Executive Presence?

By |2022-04-12T17:16:24-04:00May 6th, 2021|

"Open, honest and effective." Those are the words used to describe a world leader’s executive presence in these globally challenging times. However, a pre COVID-19 descriptor is the CEO is strategic and well connected with a high net worth. Or, a CEO climbed the ranks to lead a fortune 100 company. These descriptors are admirable [...]

8 March 2021

Leading Today Toward the Future

By |2022-04-12T17:13:39-04:00March 8th, 2021|

How do you Lead now? Your leadership is required now to help your people stay as stable as they can in this upended, unpredictable world. What you say and what you do is extremely important. You can help them. A few summers ago, I had almost two liters of fluid in my pericardium sac. I was in a [...]

1 September 2020

Building Capacity into Your Business

By |2022-03-23T13:24:44-04:00September 1st, 2020|

"The level of your Leadership IQ will have a direct impact on the performance capacity of your people now, and in the future." —Cheryl Scanlan Which list do you see yourself on? That was a bit of a trick question. The truth is that most of us spend a bit of time on each list. [...]

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