July 13, 2015

In order to be taken seriously as a leader it is important for you to have a "voice" and communicate messages that reflect your point of view, perspectives, experience or knowledge.  To do that you must get clear about your values, what is most important to you, and wh...

June 22, 2015

Empathy is a skill that some leaders struggle with because it demand that one be very present in the conversation and let go of all distractions.  Truly being able to see things from another persons perspective and "stand in the shoes" of others during a conversation c...

February 16, 2015

Appreciation is personal and individualized to each employee.  It is admiring, respecting, and celebrating your employee's talents and skills. This is best communicated in a face-to-face meeting or telephone or video technology to allow for a more personal connection....

January 16, 2015


Today your experience and education is the price of admission to be in your position.  What sets you apart from others is the uniqueness that you bring to your position or a project.  Whether you are a leader in an organization or small business owner, being clear abo...

September 13, 2014

When we think of follow-through, we tend to think of taking action. But a large part of follow-through is about first figuring out how things will be done. How often do you rush right to action versus spending some time "thinking through things?" Once you define your g...

August 5, 2014

“Don’t follow the crowd, let the crowd follow you.”  Margaret Thatcher. 


Being on the forefront of idea generation, leading high-performing teams, and consistently delivering results will help you be at the front of the crowd.  Where are you today? Where would you...

June 7, 2014

I had a wonderful time at the networking event getting to know fellow Chamber members. Afterwards,  I started thinking about how important it is for leaders to get out of their offices or away from their desks during lunch hours to spend time getting to know they emplo...

May 22, 2014

"I failed my way to success."—Thomas Edison.  If we can believe that there are no mistakes…failures and embrace every situation as a learning opportunity, we can be successful.  When is the last time you took a risk and put yourself in a situation that could cause you...

April 15, 2014

How secure are you in your leadership capabilities and abilities?  If you are feeling anxious about being perfect or getting something done before someone else so that you can be noticed in your organization then you may operating from a place of fear and not very secu...

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