One Thing I’m Taking with Me from 2020

One Thing I’m Taking with Me from 2020

As 2020 comes to a close and we look longingly toward a brighter 2021, I wonder how we will come out the other side of all the unrest, anger, distrust, and fear. I’ve always been a glass half full kind of gal, so I choose to enter 2021 hopeful – without letting go of...
Should Leaders Shut Down Political Conversations in the Workplace?

Should Leaders Shut Down Political Conversations in the Workplace?

It’s the eve of an election in the midst of a global pandemic. My guess is that when it comes to serving up hot topics, this year your workplace is giving the Thanksgiving table an early run for its money. More company leaders are being prompted to speak up and...
Tips on Navigating Difficult Conversations

Tips on Navigating Difficult Conversations

We’ve all been there. Maybe it’s a small issue that’s snowballed into a larger one or that nagging feeling we get when we know we need to address an issue with a colleague, boss or teammate. Navigating conflict is hard. Which is why many of us would rather stick...
The Importance of Self-Awareness in Leadership

The Importance of Self-Awareness in Leadership

You’ve likely experienced being on a team with a leader that lacks self-awareness. They’re the type that have a difficult time recognizing how their emotions, words and behaviors affect other people. They tend to have difficulty engaging the hearts and minds of those...
Understanding Your Blind Spots

Understanding Your Blind Spots

A friend was recently recounting a story I’ll never forget: He was driving on the highway with his wife and three boys on their way home from Christmas break. His wife’s family is from Mid-Michigan and their home is in Chicago, which means winter travel can get dicey,...

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