A couple of years ago, I reviewed the book Talk, Inc. In it, authors Boris Groysberg and Michael Slind draw on the experience of leaders in organizations around the world, who are using the power of conversation to increase employee engagement and strategic alignment. I thought it might be helpful to look at Talk, Inc. … Continue reading Conversation-powered leadership
I’ve been fortunate to lead and be a part of several high-performing, cohesive teams during my career…teams that get a lot done and enjoy working with each other in the process. Being part of a high-performing, cohesive team can be productive, fulfilling, and fun. The best part of working with a great team is that … Continue reading Is your team not achieving their best?
“When leadership is a relationship founded on trust and confidence, people take risks, make changes, keep organizations and movements alive.” – James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner Have you ever noticed that its much easier to get things done when you are working with people you trust? I certainly have. There is ease, satisfaction, … Continue reading It’s about relationship
A few years ago, I got myself into a very tight spot. Literally! After leaving work, I entered the parking garage and realized that there was less than an inch between my minivan and the neighboring cars. On both sides! With some quick thinking, I managed to open the tailgate and climb over the rows … Continue reading The value of good coaching
One of the most pleasurable things I've done throughout my career is coach leaders in higher education as they explored their career options and interviewed for new leadership opportunities. As people prepare for taking that next step, it is often helpful to ask them think about their PIE. What is PIE, you might ask? It’s … Continue reading Want to increase your career opportunities? Take a bite of PIE!
Photo by Tina Nord on Pexels.com A few years ago, my 16-year-old daughter Emma bounded into my bedroom and hopped on my bed where I was winding down for the night. “How was youth group?” I asked. “Great!” she replied. I asked her what made it great and she said that they talked about whether … Continue reading Leadership is a Balancing Act