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January 4, 2017

Four 2017 Topics That Bad Leaders Will Ignore And Great Leaders Will Embrace

Are you ready for 2017? What will make it your best year yet? Will it be tackling key goals? Finally getting those long-delayed “to do” items […]
December 21, 2016
Career Advice

The Only Career Advice You Need For 2017

“The indispensable employee brings humanity and connection and art to her organization. She is the key player, the one who’s difficult to live without, the person […]
December 14, 2016
Want Your Boss To Respect You? Do These 6 Things

Want Your Boss To Respect You? Do These 6 Things

Do people respect you? Respect is often defined as a feeling of deep admiration for someone or something elicited by their abilities, qualities, or achievements. The […]
December 7, 2016
Headed Towards Burnout? Here's What You Need To Do

Headed Towards Burnout? Here’s What You Need To Do

As leaders we are expected to be highly present, have clear and consistent insights, maintain significant levels of energy, and stay grounded regardless of circumstances. Yet […]
November 30, 2016
Games Get Goals Met - Here's How

Games Get Goals Met – Here’s How

Are you using games to help your team achieve their goals? Gamification creates healthy competition, learning, communication and incentives. When used properly, gamification can change the face […]
November 23, 2016
The Link Between Exercise And Boosting Brainpower

The Link Between Exercise And Boosting Brainpower

Are you making exercise non-negotiable? Before you skip a workout, remember that exercise is the key to a healthy brain. When I first start working with my […]
November 16, 2016
4 Steps to Becoming a More Emotionally Intelligent Leader

4 Steps To Become A More Emotionally Intelligent Leader

The CEO tells the VP Marketing candidate he’d hire her if she lost 20 pounds. She’s “too fat to represent our company.” The VP Operations tells […]
November 9, 2016
How Leaders Can Rock Rejection & Finesse Failure

How Leaders Can Rock Rejection & Finesse Failure

What holds us back from our dreams more than anything else? Fear of failure. So let’s tackle it head on. Sooner or later you’re going to […]
October 26, 2016
Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay

Why Performance Management Is Dead And Performance Motivation Is Here To Stay [Infographic]

How’s your team performing? Before you start the process of performance evaluations, take 10 minutes and discover why performance management is dead and performance motivation is […]
October 18, 2016
Networking, whether it is in person, via Linked In or in another manner, can have a lasting effect on future referrals.

Deepen Your Relationship With Centers Of Influence

Our favorite door opener Caryn Kopp discusses the importance of relationships with Centers of Influence— thought I’d share! Networking, whether it is in person, via Linked In […]
October 5, 2016
How To Lead And Empower Your Team Through A Crisis

How To Lead And Empower Your Team Through A Crisis

According to a recent Harvard Business Review Management Tip Of The Day: A leader sets the emotional tone and the example both in good times and, […]
September 28, 2016
How To Overcome Adversity In 2 Steps

How To Overcome Adversity In 2 Steps

    Think about a novel or movie that you found engaging. Why was it so? Conflict. Conflict makes a story interesting, it moves the story […]
September 21, 2016
Beyond The Brain: Mindfulness For Leaders

Beyond The Brain: Mindfulness For Leaders

We’ve all embraced the latest leadership tools and techniques. And we’ve become as awesome as we can be. Until now… Making The Brain’s Best Parts Bigger […]
September 14, 2016
Why Leaders Need To Be Great Storytellers

Why Leaders Need To Be Great Storytellers

We’ve all seen them. Emotionally flat presentations. Emotionally devoid corporate mission, vision, and value statements that are simply wall art. They’re not memorable. And even if the […]
September 7, 2016
5 Brain-Based Keys To Engage Your Team And Have Your Profits Soar

5 Brain-Based Keys To Engage Your Team And Have Your Profits Soar

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just tell people what to do and they’d do it? Wasn’t that what was supposed to happen when you […]
August 31, 2016
75% Of Workers Are Affected By Bullying -- Here's What To Do About It

75% Of Workers Are Affected By Bullying — Here’s What To Do About It

Workplace bullying is frighteningly common and takes an enormous toll on our businesses. Research from Dr. Judy Blando (University of Phoenix) has proven that almost 75% […]
August 18, 2016
4 Brain-Based Ways To Improve Team Performance

4 Brain-Based Ways To Improve Team Performance

A well-orchestrated team depends on everyone doing their job, at the time they are supposed to do it, yielding the results they are supposed to yield. […]
August 11, 2016

Master The Art Of Effective Delegation And Gain 5 To 10 Hours Per Week

As leaders, we often find ourselves in situations where we are repeating ourselves. Wouldn’t it be ideal if we could have a ‘one and done’ philosophy […]
August 3, 2016
Types of Meetings: Communication Type Matters

3 Types Of Meetings That Will Engage Your Team and Increase Team Performance

How is your company’s communication? Is it clear and efficient and aimed at driving results or increasing connection? Or do team members talk a lot without saying […]
July 27, 2016
3 Things That Guarantee Engaged Employees

3 Things That Guarantee Engaged Employees

One of the most important and core elements a company of people can be aligned on is their mission, vision and values about the company. These […]
July 20, 2016
7 Steps to Maximize Your Success As A Leader

7 Steps To Maximize Your Success As A Leader

Many people think that executive coaching is for people who have problems. I often handle requests from CEOs and Senior Leaders who want to “fix” a […]
July 13, 2016
The Proven Brain-Based Method To Empower And Emotionally Engage Your Team

The Proven Brain-Based Method To Empower And Emotionally Engage Your Team

Many people have the wrong idea about business leadership. They think that if “their people” do as they are told, they must be great leaders. Anyone […]
July 6, 2016
Are you in a leadership role?

Are You In A Leadership Role? Here’s What You Need To Know About Your Brain

Human beings actually have three brains. Both our hearts and our intestines have neural tissue. So there is the heart-brain, the gut-brain and the brain that […]
June 29, 2016
Unconscious bias in the workplace

How To Work With Unconscious Bias In Your Organization

One of the key topics I’m asked about these days is unconscious bias training. More and more studies come in every day that show diverse and […]
June 22, 2016

Salespeople Are Burning Out Faster Than Ever — Here’s Why

According to Glassdoor, professionals working in sales can make well into the six figures and are one of the most popular positions companies seek to fill. […]
June 15, 2016
Angry Customers? Don't Flip - Do This

Angry Customers? Don’t Flip — Do This

“Oh no, Mr. Jones is on line two again! What does he want now?” When our clients/customers complain we want to cringe. We want to hide. We […]
June 8, 2016
Five Fatal Mistakes That Halt High-Performance Leaders

Five Fatal Mistakes That Halt High-Performance Leaders

Companies rise and fall on leadership. Period. And there are five areas that top leaders tend to focus their attention. It’s no surprise that these same […]
May 25, 2016

The Art Of Showing Up: How To Own Your Leadership Role And The Authority It Brings

Sue, CMO at a Midwest insurance company, receives a litany of excuses from her VP Marketing when deadlines are missed. And he continues to miss them. […]
May 12, 2016

Great Leaders Discover Hidden Talent During Lunch Breaks: Now You Can Too

A terrific way to foster connection and safety, belonging, and mattering in your culture is for the CEO to have lunch with small groups of cross-functional […]