We help professionals level up

Coaching & Training

Is it time to level up in your career? We help emerging leaders at all levels strengthen their skills and grow their contributions via coaching, workshop programs and e-learning courses. 

Career Pivot

Is it time to find “next” in your career? For individuals focused on applying their accumulated wisdom and skills in new ways (reinventors) Art Petty’s REINVENT™ framework and coaching guide you to success. 

Ideas for Growth

Almost 2,000 articles at the Management Excellence blog filled with ideas to help you grow as a professional and leader. 

Art Petty’s books are ideal for emerging leaders and motivated professionals at all levels seeking a performance edge in their careers.

Programs for Growth

Upcoming Professional Development Programs:

The Influence Program Live-Online

6/9, 6/16, 6/23 from 6:30 to 9 PM Central

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Crushing It with Challenging Conversations Live-Online

3/22 and 3/23 from 9 to 1 central
or 4/20 from 9 to 4 central 

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First Time Managers Academy Live-Online

4/28, 5/5, 5/12 from 9-1 central
or 6/14 all day and 6/15 9-1 central

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Free webinar: Why You Need to Grow Your Influence to Accelerate Your Career

Level Up Your Influence Skills to Maximize Your Impact

If you want to get more done, be recognized, and further your career and organization, you need to cultivate influence. 

In this webinar, you will learn to view and develop influence and power differently. Leadership expert, coach, and former technology executiveArt Petty, and team development and strategy expertAnita Lauper Wood, share their approach to cultivating “clean power” and offer tactics you can apply immediately in your environment.



Ideas to Energize your Professional Development

Join the thousands of professionals who use the ideas and approaches in Leadership Caffeine to fuel their leadership development, team coaching, decision-making, and critical thinking. Buy at Amazon.

From the Reviews:

“I’m a huge fan of this book and have found the 80+ leadership lessons to be segmented in a manner that allows me to easily and quickly gain value from the book. Excellent material for a book review within your team – each week the leadership team is able to review one of the lessons as a great catalyst for thought-provoking discussions for keeping leadership skills sharp! I have found this book to be an inspirational source for new ideas. It delivers a very clear and concise set of ideas that are 110% applicable to daily leadership challenges.”  -Jack K. VP

“Leadership Caffeine” is what the title implies – a pick-me-up for those looking to how to lead as well as how to lead more effectively. If this is you, then “Leadership Caffeine” will serve you well  -John Baldoni, Leadership Author & Global Top Gurus 30

From the Blog:

Strengthening New Manager Development is a Key Priority

New managers are the front-end of our leadership pipelines. And, they face a daunting challenge in shifting from contributor/producer to manager. They need help, coaching, training, and on-going support, and that's often hard to come by in our time-stressed worlds.

Fixing the Fatal Flaw in New Manager Development

There's a great deal we don't get right in our organization when developing our first-time managers. Peel the layers of the onion and ultimately, you find a fatal flaw in the nature of the promoting manager to new manager relationship. Here are some ideas to fix that flaw:

Think Differently About Engaging with Your Organization’s Top Leaders

Your assumption that they're busy doing top-leader things and don't want to hear from you is partially flawed. Most senior leaders I've worked with and around love to hear from individuals at all levels. Here are five ideas to help you think differently about engaging with your organization's top leaders:

Winning the Inner Game of Leading With Positive Self-Talk

Fear, self-doubt, and the tendency to catastrophize situations are your adversaries as a leader. The essence of life is overcoming challenges. Instead of allowing your negative emotions to rule you, engage in a little self-trickery and reset and reframe the negatives to positives.