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I Support Emerging Leader Professional Development Through:

Speaking

Leveling up as leaders in our firms and careers is an organizational and personal imperative in this era of change. I deliver workshops, keynotes, webinars, and sustained development programs that teach, engage, and promote the actions necessary for emerging leader growth in your firm. Learn More… 

Coaching

I work with executives to create and deliver coaching programs and services for emerging leaders. All my services are tailored to the individual, and sustained developmental workshops and programs allow for added team coaching. Learn more…

books

My books are ideal for emerging leaders and 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 Emerging Leader 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. To do this, we are dependent upon developing and supporting effective leaders at all levels of the organization. I work with executives and organizations to build strong leadership cultures and support their emerging leaders. 

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:

For Aspiring Managers—Why You Will Love Managing

We write and talk about the challenges, trials, and pitfalls of those getting started in management. What we don't do enough of is offer some perspective on the potential for the role of manager to evolve into a rewarding career. Here's my attempt to balance the scales a bit with at least six ideas why you will love managing. While it's not all unicorns and rainbows, there are some truly rewarding aspects to this role.

A Workplace Communication Fable with Three Great Lessons

Challenging workplace conversations and even confrontations are inevitable. The key is to be at your best when many might be at their worst. Learn to tie these three together—own your message, manage yourself in the moment, and practice positive persuasion—and you have a bright communication future in front of you.

New Manager Development—Put Your Back Into It

New manager development in many organizations is ad hoc at best and non-existent at worst. And while short-term pressures often drive sudden decisions to move people into first-time manager roles, the potential for misfiring is high. For managers responsible for identifying and developing new managers, effort expended ahead of time in assessing the individual's fit for the role pays dividends for all parties. Of course, this takes some time and effort ahead of the need. As my old boss would say, "You have to put your back into it."

Career Reinvention is Never a Straight Line

There's a process to reinventing your career. Unfortunately, for those who like things nice and tidy and linear, the process regularly involves pivoting and back-tracking plus the occasional unanticipated course correction. And while there's no straight line or stage-gate process, the general flow of your career reinvention work eventually passes through these six steps.