The Diminishing Returns of Preparation

The Diminishing Returns of Preparation

Does this sound familiar to you at all?  A senior manager is asked to create a presentation that will be delivered during a meeting with the CEO next week.  This manager will not be at the meeting.  She is given some basic guidelines and an aggressive deadline.  She...
5 Behaviors That Get In The Way Of Authentic Leadership

5 Behaviors That Get In The Way Of Authentic Leadership

Authenticity is one of those words that is simultaneously self-evident and seemingly impossible to define.  Maybe that is why so much has already been said on the topic.   In fact, a Google search yielded 70.6 million results.   And...
Your Winter Reading List Is Here

Your Winter Reading List Is Here

Summer gets a lot of publicity as a season for reading, but Winter is one of my favorite times to pick up a book.  Here are five books that I recommend to my coaching clients again and again. Their subjects range, but all offer a fresh perspective on age-old...
Are your inaccurate beliefs causing you to make poor leadership calls?

Are your inaccurate beliefs causing you to make poor leadership calls?

“It’s not ‘what we don’t know’ that hurts us…  It’s what we believe is true that isn’t that does the damage.”  Melody Beattie Every day, as a leader you are called upon to make judgments and decisions—quickly and effectively. But are you making the best ones for...
The Diminishing Returns of Preparation

Five Enemies Of Career Fulfillment (And What To Do About Them)

Fulfillment is a big topic in the world today, especially in the realm of career.  From Quiet Quitting to the Great Resignation to the more affirming topics of purpose and values at work, an existential restlessness seems to be bubbling up to the surface of our...