The Myth of Work/Life Balance

February 5, 2019
Everyone seems to be seeking work/life balance. And no one seems to desire this more than leaders, managers and supervisors. I doubt there is a person who reads these words that hasn’t or doesn’t struggle with this issue. I’ve been asked about this (a lot) over the years, made some mistakes, learned some things and thought about it (a lot) too. Here is what I have learned, and what I believe to be true …

Three Things Remote Leaders Must Do Differently

June 5, 2018
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How Intentional Are You?

April 26, 2018
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Taking People Where They Can’t Go Themselves

March 28, 2018
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Uncommon presentation advice for uncommon results

February 27, 2018

Whatever your specific leadership role, I am confident you find yourself in the role of presenting to others – at least on occasion.  And if that is true, I’m guessing you would like to do it more effectively and more persuasively. These are good goals.  Yet too many people present just like everyone else; which of course, gives you the same results they got.

5 Ways to Lead Projects More Effectively

December 11, 2017

Project management training, advice and wise counsel can be found anywhere. Fair less is written about leading projects. This short article won’t put much of a dent in the balance of that writing — project management vs. project leadership, but it will illuminate five key lessons that I have learned from personal experience, as well as coaching and observing others.

Communicating About Change? Time to Take a Selfie!

July 25, 2017

Unless you are living under a rock (or don’t have a teenage daughter), you know that a selfie is a photo taken of yourself by yourself — likely with a cell phone camera. I’m going to ask you to take one right now.

Do I Have to Like Them?

June 13, 2017

We all work with other people. And most of you reading this are leading other people too. This makes the question I’m often asked very relevant: Yes, I have to work with them, but do I have to like them? The short answer is, no …

Let’s Keep Confidence From Getting a Bad Name

May 9, 2017

Many of us were taught as kids not to brag or boast. That is a fine lesson, but it is incomplete. And in the incompleteness, part of the wisdom gets lost. Here’s the problem. Bragging or boasting, when seen as a bad thing, points us toward being humble (which is also good), but also subtly steers us away from any outwards sign of being confident. But …

Same Stuff, Different Day

March 1, 2017

There is tremendous joy and satisfaction that I gain from my work. I am doing the work I was put on earth to do and have the chance to lead a fantastic team doing the same things. And … sometimes … I shake my head …