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Women in the World – 10 Key Takeaways From These Incredible Leaders

By |April 16th, 2019|

What is your legacy?
I attended the “Women in the World Summit” in Manhattan last week with 2000+ other amazing women.  It was an enlightening three days beginning with Oprah kicking us off, and then Hillary closing us down.  With so many fantastic speakers and panels… my head is still spinning with excitement, learning, awakening and inspiration.

A few […]

Outstanding leaders do this one thing with problems….

By |April 9th, 2019|

The way leaders look at problems is a key difference between outstanding and mediocre leaders.  Often, leaders tell their people to only bring a problem if they can present a solution (or don’t bother with bringing the problem in the first place).  This is a terrible strategy!  Why would they need you if they already […]

Accountability: it’s the Secret Sauce

By |April 7th, 2019|

Responsibility = accountability.

We all want our team to be functioning at its most optimal level.   Whether it’s your team at work, your own family at home, or even your recreational softball team, we all want to know we can count on our people to deliver.  So, what is the secret sauce?  It’s all about taking […]

Engagement is the Name of the Game

By |April 2nd, 2019|

Employee engagement is key!  According to Gallup, around 70% of American workers are either “not engaged” or “actively disengaged” at work. When you consider that the average American will spend at least one-third of his or her life working, this is a particularly sobering statistic!

It’s no secret…engaged people are the more productive, aligned and committed to […]

Everyone Wants to Shine

By |March 31st, 2019|

Everyone wants to shine!  A great way to be a champion of your team’s “shine factor” is to help them feel pride.  When people feel they contribute, they shine.  Think of how you feel when your contribution makes a difference your team.  That pride is contagious.  Here’s three ways to make an impact today:

Find […]

Be an Includer. Never Underestimate the Need to Belong.

By |March 26th, 2019|

Are you an includer or excluder?  Includers are the people who rally the team and know how to get things done effectively.  They understand that when people feel valued and included, they participate (pillar 5*) at an entirely different level.  They care more deeply.  They communicate more effectively. They support others with more kindness.

Excluders are people with low […]

Leadership Lessons are Everywhere

By |March 21st, 2019|

7 Leadership Lessons I learned on my Ski Adventure

It has been 7 years since I got back on my boards.  I used to ski a great deal when I lived in Colorado, where I spent a lot of time on what Denverites affectionately call “the hill”.  Recently, I went on a ski trip to Telluride […]

Beat the competition with this

By |March 15th, 2019|

Everyone in business wants to beat the competition.  Sure, there are many ways to do this, but let’s talk about one thing you can start doing TODAY.  What is it?  Start by your number one asset: your people.  The happiest employees make the happiest and most satisfied customers, and the key to beating the competition.

Of […]

Make the right choice today….be where you want to be tomorrow.

By |March 12th, 2019|

Life is About Choices

Are you living the life and making the choices that reflect who you are or want to be?

Life is about choices. The decisions you make every day reflect the life you get to live.  The quality of your life comes down to your daily actions – the good, the bad, and the […]

Building a Strong Team Requires This

By |March 8th, 2019|

So how is your connection at work these days?  I’m not talking about the connection of your WIFI – I’m talking about face to face, REAL connection with people.  If you are looking to win the game, then the most important thing to remember is: connection builds teams.

Connection creates a space of mutual engagement and […]

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