Making the Leap from Management to Leadership

Sitting down with your boss and your coach to discuss your own development plan can be daunting prospect, but for a new client recently it was a delight.  The client, let’s call her Betsy, is technically excellent and is having a hard time “getting out the weeds” as she says. This means rising above the …


The Real Reason to Exercise

What would you do if you heard that there was one simple thing you could do that would make you smarter, more creative and less likely to have senior moments in the future?  You would do it right?  OK.  Ready?  Here it is.  Exercise.  Move your butt.  Lift a weight.  Get your heart rate up.  …


Chill Out – Taking the Downtime You Need

In this era of knowledge work when the most prized skills are creativity, innovation, and problem solving, our biggest asset is our brain.  This is the first post in what will be a series based on work by Dr. Dan Siegel and David Rock called the Healthy Mind Platter.  Get the full article here.  Or …


Being Wrong Isn’t So Bad

Innovation is the flavor of the moment. We have organizations that ask their employees to track every activity by the hour and punish errors calling and asking us how we can help their employees be more innovative.  It is a hard sell when we tell them that innovation only happens in a culture where people …


Career Planning

I was having a conversation with a Blanchard Certified participant recently – she was talking about her career growth and where she might go next.  She was worried that she might not be able to achieve her long term goal, and that even if she did reach her goal, she might not like it.  I was …

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