How to Work Effectively with a Dominant Boss

It’s fair to say most bosses have a dominant personality style. They’ve gotten where they are through force of will, competence, boldness, and drive. They’re usually fast paced, action oriented, and have little time to spare. Intimidating? You bet! Especially if you’re younger, new to the organization, or have a milder personality type. So, [...]

How to Work Effectively with a Dominant Boss2018-09-13T13:41:17+00:00

The Greatest Gift You Can Give This Season (and it’s free!)

Do you hear that? It’s the noisiest time of the year. There’s the external clamor of holiday music, parties, traffic, and headlines. There’s our internal cacophony of to do lists, worries, joys, and deadlines. Some of our mental tumult even swirls around what gifts to give others. Whether family, co-workers, or friends, it’s a [...]

The Greatest Gift You Can Give This Season (and it’s free!)2018-01-18T20:33:45+00:00

Overwhelmed Leaders: The Cost of Being a Super Hero

Most leaders display an outward confidence that creates an aura of leadership gravitas. As a coach to leaders I have a unique vantage point to see “behind the curtain,” and it’s quite revealing. When I begin an engagement with a leader, I see the title and the accomplishments. The confidence and the polish. And [...]

Overwhelmed Leaders: The Cost of Being a Super Hero2017-09-04T05:41:25+00:00

Investing in New Managers – The Benefits May Surprise You

One of the vexing questions for companies (especially in the small to mid-size category) is about investing in new managers – and how it benefits you. The questions that lurk under the surface are usually along these lines: How can we know if investing in new managers is worthwhile? What if we just let [...]

Investing in New Managers – The Benefits May Surprise You2017-10-05T21:10:49+00:00

Increasing Emotional Intelligence in Leaders: Three Steps

Over two decades after Daniel Goleman first published Emotional Intelligence people continue to be keenly interested in the concept. I saw evidence this week as my company sponsored a SHRM-Atlanta event. We posted a flip chart with the question “What do you think new managers need to learn most?” Event attendees placed colored dots [...]

Increasing Emotional Intelligence in Leaders: Three Steps2017-09-04T05:50:27+00:00