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™—Turning Ambiguity into Advantage

The world is filled with uncertainty and ambiguity, yet we teach our children, students and team members to work according to the rules and to color within the lines. Instead, we should teach our teams to leverage ambiguity by writing their own rules in pursuit of a shared goal. And effective leaders understand that action begets action and ultimately insight, even in the most uncertain circumstances. Sometimes, you just have to "paint the wall" while searching for the next step.

Running on Empty? First, Eliminate the Energy Sinks

Energy always flows from the source to the sink. In your hot water heater, the water is the sink. Eventually, the consumption of hot water is capable of exceeding the capacity of the source. The same applies in our professional and leadership lives. It's essential to identify and eliminate the heat sinks in our daily lives to free capacity to focus on the work that matters. Here are 12 ideas to help you with this important mission:

For Younger Professionals: Grow Your Career by Succeeding Wildly Today

I admire people who are hungry for success and willing to work hard to get it. However, for all of us, the road ahead to success as we envision it is often murky. Sometimes it is good to suspend looking to far ahead and to focus on succeeding in the here and now and simply put one foot in front of the other. The future has a way of creating opportunities for those who succeed wildly now.

Leadership Caffeine™—Aim for the Heart

Leading by the numbers isn't leading. Numbers are outcomes of nearly countless workplace and customer encounters. The real goal of the leader is to make certain those encounters create value. Do a great job building energy for the mission and good results will follow.