I Energize Professional Development Through:

Speaking

Leveling up in our firms and careers is an organizational and personal imperative in this era of change. I deliver workshops, keynotes, and webinars that inform, inspire and promote the actions necessary for you, your team and your firm to level-up.  Learn More… 

Coaching

I serve executives, rising leaders and high potential professionals as a coach committed to helping you tackle today’s big challenges and reach tomorrow’s desired career and performance levels. Executive coaching from a successful executive. Learn more…

books

My books are ideal for motivated professionals at all levels seeking a performance edge in their careers. From CEOs and senior leaders to project, product, technical and operations managers, you are guaranteed to find ideas to energize your professional development. Learn more…

What’s Your Level-Up Challenge?

The challenge of our era is finding ways to help our organizations strive and thrive (and sometimes survive) in the face of significant change, while striving to strengthen and reinvent ourselves as professionals. It’s the convergence of these two needs: leading our firms in the face of uncertainty and ambiguity, while working to strengthen as leaders, managers and contributors that defines the Level-Up challenge for all of us.

Building on my extensive executive management, coaching and graduate teaching experience, my suite of leadership and professional development books, tools and services offers the ideas, insights and tools to help you navigate change and push yourself and your firm to the next level.

NEW RELEASES

LEADERSHIP

CAFFEINE

FOR THE PROJECT MANAGER

Whether you are a professional project manager or someone responsible for guiding a group, committee or team, Leadership Caffeine for Project Managers, is a source of actionable ideas and practical approaches to support your success! 

Selected chapter titles include:

  • Chapter 1: Starting with a Story: The Gold Standard in Project Leadership
  • Chapter 4: Angela’s Question: Your Key to Getting Leadership Right from the Start
  • Chapter 6: Who’s Coaching Your Team?
  • Chapter 10: Don’t Shout PMBOK Dogma in a Hurricane
  • Chapter 23: Learning to Adapt Your Approach to Others
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From the Blog:

Leadership Caffeine™—Sweeping Incrementalism for Big Results

The big fixes complete with broad frameworks and their own vocabularies are alluring. They also are sinkholes of despair and frustration for groups unable to translate the ideas into coherent actions. Instead, focus on the small, subtle changes in behaviors that offer the potential for big results. I call this: sweeping incrementalism.

Leadership Mistakes are the Foundation of Our Success

No one serves in a leadership role without making mistakes. If you screw up, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and keep marching—a bit wiser and a lot better prepared for the next challenge. You too will build success upon a foundation of lessons learned the hard way.

Don’t Let Lazy Brain Syndrome Stifle Creativity

Humans are creatures of habit, and our approach to solving problems is no different. We tend to attack every problem in familiar ways, without taking the time or making the effort to consider creative options. The tracks of our minds are well grooved. Effective leaders recognize the hard work and heavy lifting involved with finding creative solutions and strive to push their teams out of those grooves.

A to Z on Why Your Strategy or Change Initiative Will Fail

I've always enjoyed time-travel stories. What if in business, we could travel ahead in time to see our mistakes and [...]