Patrick Lencioni on Trust

I love Patrick Lencioni – here is a brief segment of a talk on trust that highlights the difference between predictive trust and emotional vulnerability. Are your leadership skills holding you back? I can help! Contact me to see what a little coaching can do for...
10 Tips for New Managers

10 Tips for New Managers

Transitioning into a management role for the first time can be a shock. The day to day activities of a supervisor are very different from those of an individual contributor. A while back I wrote a list of the top mistakes new managers make, so here is the companion to...

Management vs. Leadership

Recently I was asked to explain the difference between management and leadership.  Must all managers be leaders?  Should leaders be able to break their grand dreams and schemes into tactical action plans?  What is a leader anyway?  After slogging through pages of...

If you could not fail… at work

What would you do if you knew you could not fail? It’s the great life question from Robert H. Schuller, but today it’s time to ask it about your job. Is your fear of getting fired keeping you from taking risks and being a true leader?  Sure it’s easier to obey...
25 Tools Every Manager Should Know

25 Tools Every Manager Should Know

BOOKS The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People How to Win Friends and Influence People The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership: Follow Them and People Will Follow You The One Minute Manager The Five Dysfunctions of a Team The Trusted Advisor First, Break all the Rules:...

Managing Conflict Part 1 – If I have to stop this office…

Some days being a manager feels a lot like taking a car full of kids on a long trip. Between team members bickering, colleagues trying to eat your snacks, clients complaining about the route you chose, and management whining “are we there yet?”, someone is always...