Leadership Tips – The Courage to Coach

Jill[*] was a little depressed when I spoke with her. She had just started a new job and should have been happy. She wasn’t. A little probing revealed that her previous supervisor, Jack, had made some negative, and completely unexpected, comments in her final performance report. Apparently, Jack didn’t like the way Jill communicated, saying she was too direct and somewhat abrasive. Jill was especially troubled because she thought that…

Leadership Tips – Form A Leadership Peer Group

A Leadership Peer Group I just returned from a conference with other Academy Leadership affiliates. It was refreshing and energizing to spend a week with like-minded people who enjoy helping leaders succeed as much as I do. It was also a great opportunity to learn new techniques and engage in discussions about some of the finer points of leadership development. The conference reminded me how important it is to associate…

Leading High Performance Teams – Do You Understand Them?

It was an interesting question. I was enjoying breakfast with my National Speakers Association Chapter and the subject turned to team dynamics and the best ways to understand the various types of people in a group. Of course, I couldn’t miss the opportunity to explain the Energize2Lead Profile™ which I use in leadership development programs. That’s when Jill asked the question: Does the profile help people change to make the…

New Year’s resolutions? Resolve to set real goals instead!

As 2015 faded into memory many of us raised a glass and sang Auld Lang Syne, even if we don’t know what the words mean. Then a new year began. Have you made your resolutions for the new year? Hopefully you haven’t. Here’s a better idea. First, review your goals, both personal and professional, from 2015. How did you do? If you’re like most people you will find you accomplished some, are still…

Thank You for a Great 2014!

As 2015 gets underway, we want to take this opportunity to thank you for making 2014 a wonderful year for both of us. Working with great people seeking to be great leaders makes what we do extremely rewarding. Whether you are a graduate of one of our programs, a corporate client, or someone who just stops by to read our newsletter now and then, please know how much we appreciate having…