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...

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...

  In times of change, people tend to flail. All of us get a little less focused, a little more distracted, and find it harder to set and keep priorities. We describe ourselves as "crazy busy" or overwhelmed. Fearless leaders notice this in themselves and their...

[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...