Blog 2017-02-06T14:18:58+00:00

Challenging Conversations and Career Success

Perhaps the single most valuable piece of career advice I ever received happened early in my career. I'm not certain I understood the importance of this advice at the time, but it stuck with me. The advice is:

December 12th, 2017|

Leadership Caffeine™—Moving Beyond Bad at the Beginning

Starting out as a manager and learning to lead is hard enough, without the obstacle course of doom many of our organizations set for us. However, there are some approaches that can help you move beyond "bad at the beginning." Here are 3 leadership hacks to help smooth the process a bit:

December 10th, 2017|

The Six Stages of Career Reinvention

The idea of reinventing yourself in your career is intimidating and even overwhelming. Yet, a disciplined approach to navigating this journey will help you mitigate risk and gain traction. The six stages of career reinvention provide a framework to help you get started on this important journey.

December 7th, 2017|

Leadership Caffeine™—What I Learned on My Leadership Break

After more than a decade of managing and leading, I needed a break. I thought I would find satisfaction in being responsible for just one person: myself. I was wrong. It turns out, leading was a calling, but I needed a leadership break to reset and reframe. I've never looked back.

December 3rd, 2017|

First-Time Manager #15—Leverage Values to Give Your Team a Voice

If you've ever worked for a manager who suppressed alternative views and different approaches, you know how oppressive the environment becomes in that situation. A much better approach is to build in the values that promote fierce debate and rapid resolution leading to execution. Of course, this is easier said than done. You as manager own the hard work of creating this environment. Start with the right values.

November 29th, 2017|

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