In our many years coaching and developing leaders, we have learned that giving feedback is a major obstacle for most managers. Many leaders are uncomfortable with having frank conversations with their direct reports and especially delivering critical, or negative feedback. They are often afraid of...

Each of us comes with some learned or comfortable modes of operating, which shapes our leadership style.   Some of us prefer to think out loud, while others prefer not to speak until they have developed a fully-formed idea. We may even want to confirm it with...

Flex your change muscles to be more resilient and creative There are at least two things you can count on within your organization. The first is change, and the second is that some people within your organization will resist change. However, because long term growth is...

How can you ensure your strategic planning process is successful in a post-pandemic world that is still very much evolving?  You evolve your process, too. Here’s how.  With the unexpected arrival of a global pandemic, a dramatic increase in remote working, a louder call for equity and...

Why does accountability seem so difficult for most people? Your coworkers don’t deliver on time, your employees are not meeting standards, and even your boss doesn’t follow through on things she has promised. These are signs of a lack of accountability in the culture of...