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November 5, 2019
Bust Your Leadership Blindspots

Bust Your Leadership Blindspots In 3 Steps

All leaders have blindspots. The question is, do you know what yours are? Click To Tweet If you’re not sure, take this 7 minute assessment to find […]
October 28, 2019
The Neuroscience of Motivation

The Neuroscience of Motivation

What creates passion, loyalty, drive, peak performance and even love for one’s organization? Motivation does. With a clear vision of success, available resources, who they can […]
October 21, 2019

What Keeping Secrets Does to Your Brain

Secrets. We all have them, and everyone you know is keeping secrets. The question is: What does that do to your brain? One of our clients […]
October 14, 2019
STI Article About Ego

Manage Your Ego Or It’ll Manage You!

As an executive coach, I hear lots of limiting beliefs and stories when working on growing our clients’ organizations and engaging their cultures. Throughout my coaching […]
September 8, 2019

How To Keep Working During Personal Hardship

Once you reach your 40s, or possibly earlier, you’re likely to have experienced a profound personal hardship and had to navigate through it while keeping your […]
August 21, 2019

Are You Scaring Your Team Into Critter State?

As a leadership and culture coach, I often see great leaders who want the best for their people. Somehow, however, they manage to block their success. […]
May 18, 2019
Why do people struggle in relationships and with their communication skills? It’s because they don’t use the right words. Well, they might be the right words for you, but are they the right words that the other person needs to her?

The 6 Phrases For Better Communication Skills

Why do people struggle in relationships and with their communication skills? It’s because they don’t use the right words. Well, they might be the right words […]
April 19, 2019
The 7 Most Common Ways Leaders Unknowingly Sabotage Their Team

Sabotage: The 7 Most Common Ways Leaders Unknowingly Hurt Their Teams

Sometimes leaders call me saying they want help to fix their team. That’s always a red flag for me, and it immediately makes me wonder what […]
April 1, 2019

3 Steps To Access Your Hidden Brain Power

Oprah has it. Steve Jobs had it. Mark Zuckerberg has it but recently didn’t listen to it and paid a huge price. Elon Musk made the […]
March 22, 2019

What Being Excluded Does To Your Brain

We are want to be included, to belong to the tribe. Our brains are constantly scanning our environment and our interactions to determine if we “fit […]
March 1, 2019
March 1 Is Employee Appreciation Day - Are You Ready?

March 1 Is Employee Appreciation Day – Are You Ready?

March 1 is Employee Appreciation Day. And what better way to appreciate your employees than to show them you care? Gift certificates, bonuses, parties are all great… but […]
February 15, 2019
Don't Get Sued Or Lose Great Staff: The Three Essential Employee/Employer Agreements

Don’t Get Sued Or Lose Great Staff: The Three Essential Employee/Employer Agreements

Ambiguous or unspoken agreements often cause pain. Lots of it. This is why more and more organizations are creating agreements for expectations of one another. These […]
February 5, 2019

Stressed At Work? Four Fun Ways Leveraging Neuroscience Will Help

Stressed? Grumpy? Need to lighten up? Our brains need passion, play, and release at work. They’re essential to keeping us emotionally connected and engaged, to feel […]
January 22, 2019

Six Key Trends Successful Leaders Must Address In 2019

2018 is a wrap. The holiday season is a wrap. Are you sure your plan for 2019 is a wrap? Sorry to be a buzzkill, but […]
December 23, 2018

Want To Take On The World? Five Steps To Feeling Powerful

In my executive coaching work power is a common topic. Power, or influence, enables us to engage, enroll and align others. It enables us to get […]
December 14, 2018

BBC Business Matters with Christine Comaford

Theresa May has survived a vote of no confidence in her leadership of her governing Conservative Party. Christine Comaford from the SmartTribes Institute gives her assessment […]
December 10, 2018

Do Your Employees Have Buyer’s Remorse?

Unemployment in the USA is now at 3.7%. Great employees are harder to find than ever before—and if you’re hiring, chances are really good that you’re raiding another […]
November 24, 2018

Busting 3 Massive Myths About Employee Engagement

There’s a lot of buzz about employee engagement these days. But the sad truth is that engagement stats worldwide are still dreadfully low. And to throw some […]
November 13, 2018
Why Change Management Fails

Why Change Management Fails

Why do so many change initiatives fail? In my coaching practice I constantly help clients navigate change. So many of them scratch their heads wondering why change management […]
October 31, 2018
Neuroscience of Stress

The Neuroscience of Stress, Change, And Isolation

Let’s dive into the neuroscience of stress. Your brain releases stress hormones, like cortisol, which then fire up excessive cell-signaling cytokines which alter your physiology. Suddenly your ability to regulate your behavior and emotions […]
October 17, 2018
Control Dramas

Control Dramas: Why Trying To Control Our World Doesn’t Work

How do you get thrown off your groove? I’ll bet the vast majority of times it’s due to either trying to control something or trying to gain approval from other(s). The ego wants both. Constantly. […]
October 1, 2018
Create New Habits Faster

Create New Habits Faster With One Powerful Tool

Neuroscientists worldwide are increasingly studying myelin and its amazing impact on rapid learning, mastery, and neuroplasticity. To create new habits faster, keep your circuits strong with a deep, […]
September 13, 2018
Avoiding Conflict

Are You Killing Your Career By Avoiding Conflict?

Bob is the CEO of a thriving construction company. The only trouble is he works 75-hour weeks, because he “picks up the pieces” when his key leaders drop […]
September 4, 2018
Innovative Leadership

Innovative Leadership: 5 Leaders To Study

What’s the true secret to success? CEOs have to ask themselves this question all the time. All leaders want to be successful, but not everyone knows how. I’ve […]
August 20, 2018
Improving diversity

5 Tools For Improving Diversity In Your Organization

Improving diversity in the workplace has rightly become a top priority, with 57% of recruiters saying they have strategies designed to attract a more diverse pool of candidates. Is your […]
August 14, 2018

Want To Improve Company Culture? Get A GAME Plan

Are you helping your team build trust and increase emotional agility? All leaders need a GAME plan to build sustainable tribal agility and improve company culture. But you […]
August 9, 2018
Leading Millennials

3 Strategies For Effectively Leading Millennials

Millennials (born between 1980 and 2000) are perhaps the most social–and yet the most surprisingly isolated–employees in history… And they’re taking over the workforce. Raised in a […]
August 6, 2018
Successful Leaders

Successful Leaders Have One Key Trait

Every CEO wants to know how he or she can be a stronger, more efficient leader. That’s why, as a leadership and culture coach, I am […]
July 30, 2018
Speaking Up At Work

Speaking Up At Work: When, Why And How

Does the idea of speaking up at work about sensitive subjects make you uncomfortable? When is it best to speak up versus skip it?   The […]
July 20, 2018
Employee Engagement

Propel Employee Engagement To Sky-Rocketing Levels

Often as leaders, we are focusing so intensely on growth that we miss that our team’s emotional experience is suffering.   And when they’re suffering, they’re […]