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...

We are taught from a young age that achieving specific milestones of success - getting good grades, getting into a great college, having a prestigious career, having a certain amount of money saved, living in the right house or neighborhood, marrying the right person, having...