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.

Has Your Organization Fallen Victim to the Zombie Apocalypse?

In too many organizations, the absence of a galvanizing vision, meaningful, livable values, and a planning process that engages employees from top to bottom result in a form of zombie apocalypse. Instead of purpose, focus, and continuous improvement, people wander aimlessly searching for professional sustenance. If the leaders at the top won't fix this, you need to spark the revolution from the middle.

This Sunday Morning Our Thoughts are Elsewhere

As I sat down to write my first leadership post of the week, I found myself staring out the window at my dry, midwestern lawn, and for just a moment, I wished for rain. And then the ridiculousness of that wish clubbed me over the head, given what's happening in Florida and throughout the Caribbean [...]

By | 2017-09-10T11:24:15+00:00 September 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

5 Big Challenges of First-Time Managers (Free Webinar and New Program)

Tackling the role of First-Time Manager is challenging. Everything is new and in too many cases, there's no one to guide your way. That's why I created my free webinar: How to Overcome the 5 Big Challenges First-Time Managers Face, and my new distance professional learning program: How to Succeed as a First-Time Manager.

By | 2017-09-08T12:41:22+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Art of Managing, Career, First Time Manager Series|0 Comments

When No One Speaks the Truth at Work, You Face a Choice

We've all been in meetings where the latest ridiculous idea from management is greeted with what I term, aerobic head nodding. In many cases, people are afraid to speak truth to power. As a leader, you own curing this problem in your environment. As an employee, you have to decide whether you are willing to sell your self-esteem or risk ticking off your manager. If the issue is important enough, it's an easy choice.

By | 2017-09-06T21:08:19+00:00 September 6th, 2017|Career, Leadership|5 Comments

First-Time Manager #10—Your Number One Challenge at Start-Up

Getting started as a first-time manager is one of the more challenging tasks you will ever encounter in your professional life. It's particularly difficult given that almost no one on your new team has any reason to want you as their manager. However, there are some approaches you can take with your new team to quickly begin building your leadership credibility. These include...

By | 2017-08-28T08:37:27+00:00 August 28th, 2017|First Time Manager Series, Leadership|0 Comments