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...

Ever think about how your down time affects your productivity and success?  In today's busy world, it's not always easy to disconnect and really relax and refresh your thinking, your body, your emotions.  To be a fearless leader, you need to be able to rise...

[caption id="attachment_4478" align="alignleft" width="347"] Leadership and Learning Trends[/caption] I returned from ASTD 2013 last week full of energy about the future of learning and leadership development, about advances in learning technologies, and about the integration of neuroscience into the process of learning new skills and becoming...