Negotiating, Judging Others & Disagreeing

Leading others is a right that we earn. And once we’ve earned it, we need to keep practicing those behaviors and skills that got us there. Ms Smug and Mr Complacent have no place here. Every Conversation is a Negotiation But before we get into the nitty gritty of how we begin to earn our…

Does your team hum?

It’s reassuring to know that teams and their leaders face the same challenges regardless of sector or geography. The big question is, how high performing is your team? Dysfunctional teams have low productivity, conflict is characterized by misunderstandings and misinformation, and teams produce high error rates. High-performance teams collaborate with high-quality results, anticipate risks and…

Expensive Setbacks During Change & How to Avoid Them

When the risks that you didn’t pay attention to happen, you could be looking at some extensive setbacks at best or worse, a ditched initiative. Those risks can do significant financial and reputation damage to both your career and your organization. As an Executive Coach who is privy to the inner thoughts of leaders and…

Patience and a Strategy for Your First 100 Days

Your First 100 Days in a new role require more mental calories than normal. You are out to prove to everyone that the boss was right to pick you for the job. How are going to do that successfully? Can you beat the odds of failing within your first 18 months? My experience tells me…