Oops – Mistakes that turned out all right.

Yesterday I was a guest on the Experience Pros radio show, and co-hosts Eric Reamer & Angel Tuccy and I spoke about how often someone thinks a critical conversation will go so much worse than it really will. All that thinking about what could happen prevents us from actually making things happen. This week I Read more about Oops – Mistakes that turned out all right.[…]

How to Create a Professional Development Plan

It’s that time again – time for employee performance reviews, professional development planning, and perhaps even time for you to review your own career and development objectives. More often than not, leaders will jot down areas that know are their weaknesses and then identify a few classes they may take to improve those areas. But, Read more about How to Create a Professional Development Plan[…]

What do pomegranate seeds, public relations, and painting all have in common? My delegation list.

What do pomegranate seeds, public relations, and painting all have in common?  For me, they are all things I would gladly pay someone else to do so I can focus on what matters most to me.  Yes, call me elitist, but after spending two hours and getting 20 seeds, I will gladly pay $8 for Read more about What do pomegranate seeds, public relations, and painting all have in common? My delegation list.[…]

Holding an Employee Idea Meeting 101

Good leaders know that listening to employees ideas and engaging them in business decisions is the one of the main ingredients to developing a motivated and innovative workforce. But before anyone walks into your employee meetings to offer suggestions, make sure you have the system and structure in place to be able to act on Read more about Holding an Employee Idea Meeting 101[…]

Mixing Friendships and Work

Shasta Nelson is the most amazing women-start-up business owner – and I am honored to be her guest blogger this week…. Read more: http://www.girlfriendcircles.com/blog/index.php/2011/09/mixing-friendships-and-work/ Originally posted on September 15, 2011 by ShastaGFC Note from Shasta: For Friendship Month this September I’ve invited some women to guest blog for me, adding their voices and experiences to Read more about Mixing Friendships and Work[…]

When Leadership Strengths Become a Weakness

The Good, the Bad, the Ugly: In Leadership When I stepped onto the grounds of the University of Miami’s Coral Gables campus the first day of my freshman year back in 1990, I thought I arrived in paradise. 21 years later, I still loyally hang my Hurricane warning flags before football games and have taught Read more about When Leadership Strengths Become a Weakness[…]