About Art Petty

Art Petty is a coach, speaker and workshop presenter focusing on helping professionals and organizations learn to survive and thrive in an era of change. When he is not speaking, Art serves senior executives, business owners and high potential professionals as a coach and strategy advisor. Additionally, Art’s books are widely used in leadership development programs. To learn more or discuss a challenge, contact Art.

First-Time Manager #14—Management Lessons Learned the Hard Way

In workshops and live settings, I’ve been asked numerous times about my biggest mistakes as a manager. I’ve made a fair number of them over three decades of leading and managing (and I regularly share these via my cases and articles), however, my Achilles Heel earlier in my career was my propensity to invest an [...]

By | 2017-11-06T09:33:40+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Emerging Leaders, First Time Manager Series, Leadership|0 Comments

Leadership Caffeine™—Be the Hero of Your Own Story

Being the hero of your own leadership and management journey isn't about focusing on yourself. To the contrary, it's about focusing on those around you and striving to leave every encounter, situation, and person a bit better than how you found it. Here are 4 questions to use daily to strengthen results on your own heroic journey:

By | 2017-11-05T13:24:30+00:00 November 5th, 2017|Leadership, Leadership Caffeine|0 Comments

Struggling as a Manager? Try Revisiting These 3 Foundational Issues

If you’re growing frustrated and fatigued with your life as a manager, you might want to take a step-back and review and strengthen the foundation for your role. Three items provide structural integrity for your managerial foundation: role clarity, values, and connectedness All three components inter-operate to support your effectiveness and to eliminate many challenges in this difficult role. Alternatively, the absence of the three is potentially disastrous.

By | 2017-11-02T07:16:59+00:00 November 2nd, 2017|Emerging Leaders, First Time Manager Series, Leadership|0 Comments

4 Big Career Mistakes of Otherwise Smart People

It turns out, just because you’re smart doesn’t mean you make good career choices. Some of the smartest people I know keep tripping all over themselves as they stumble from one bad situation to the next. They fall victim to at least 4 big career mistakes. That’s too bad. Our careers like our lives are [...]

By | 2017-10-27T09:22:52+00:00 October 27th, 2017|Career|0 Comments