Year-end Reflection: Examining Your Growth Mindset

It’s a time of year-end reflection. The hope and possibility of the New Year sits, perched waiting to see what we do with it. I have been thinking about what it really means to live life to the fullest and how to effect true self transformation to achieve meaningful growth.  Continue reading

6 Key Qualities of a Successful Facilitating Leader

What qualities come to mind when you think of what makes a good manager? Most people would say good people and project management skills. I would argue that being a good leader means being a good facilitator who inherently has several qualities I’ll share with you and who cultivates their skills. Continue reading

9 Rules for a Happy Workforce

Happiness at work has a huge impact on productivity, creativity, and loyalty. It seems like a no brainer that people aren’t going to be on top of their game if they’re stressed. Yet many work environments put a lot of demands on employees without putting a lot of effort into figuring out how they can effectively meet these demands. As I’ve mentioned before in what do employees really want, it’s not as hard as you might think. Continue reading

Why Top-down Leadership Doesn’t Work Anymore

Like everything else that evolves over time, a new type of leadership is emerging. And many of the old rules just don’t apply anymore. A whole lot of leadership comes from “leading from the center.” It’s called collaborative leadership. But building collaborative leadership doesn’t just happen. Especially in organizations that traditionally lead from the top down. Just what IS collaborative leadership and how does it happen, exactly? Continue reading

35 Questions Effective Leaders Ask

Part of what makes a leader effective is asking good questions to help empower your employees. When your employees succeed, everyone benefits. You’re more likely to achieve the results you want. And everyone’s happy.

So I challenge you to ask yourself, are you asking good questions and listening closely to the answers you get? Continue reading

What do employees really want?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It’s not that complicated, really. I am currently working on a wonderful project with one of my clients that has elicited some practical, practicable feedback I think resonates for every company and leader. So I thought I would share some of the key themes we uncovered with you, as I think you can benefit from them, too. The value of this won’t show up on a balance sheet. But it is very effective preventive medicine that can address situations before they get to a crisis stage and become more costly to fix. Continue reading