Yesterday, my friend, Zack Melikian, told me of a great quote by Arnold Schwarzenegger: “The more you do, the more you get done.” Now, I don’t know if Arnold actually said that or not (I searched and could not find evidence), but let’s go ahead and give the greatest bodybuilder of all time (no offense, […]Read more "It’s Time to Get Uncomfortable with Being Comfortable"
Coaches are a unique part of work and life. They provide guidance without pulling. They explore opportunities without pushing. They resolve issues without instructing. It’s really quite a remarkable gift to be a good coach. I’ve been a coach for just over 4 weeks now and I can tell you that it’s not easy. Some […]Read more "Managers Manage and Leaders Lead, but Coaches Do It All"
Coach: “You’ve worked so hard and shown great potential. You’ve earned it.” Cheerleader: “You can do this!” Teammate: “I’ve got your back.” Great words of encouragement from three different people: a coach, a cheerleader, and a teammate. Each one of these phrases hits our emotions in three very different ways. A sense of accomplishment – […]Read more "The Most Beloved Leaders Do These Three Things"
Me: Seriously? Again? Better Me: Yes. You have to talk with them again. Me: Why? Better Me: Because. You’re the boss. Me: But I’m really busy. Can’t you see that? I’m freakin’ drowning over here! Better Me: Do you really want to have that conversation now? Me: Fine. I’ll start the call. You are really […]Read more "Who Knew Remote Managing Was So Complex?"
I’ll admit it. Networking events are not as much fun for me as they are for some of my colleagues. If you, too, find networking a bit unnerving or just too awkward, then read on. If you’re the type that loves to network, read on also, to give the rest of us a better chance […]Read more "Hate Networking? Me too."
As leaders we are in a constant struggle to help our directs learn and grow as individuals and professionals. Our success is dependent upon their success. And their success is dependent upon our leadership abilities. So in this cyclical dance, we are masters of our own destinies, but we cannot do it alone. We must […]Read more "Lead Them to Their Own Solutions"
Welcome the season of removal and renewal. As you’re cleaning out your closets, clearing brush, working in the garden, take time to ramp up your professional skills. There’s no better time (especially if you’ve let your New Year’s resolutions slip away) to remake your commitment to continuous improvement. Start with the easy stuff. Read those books that are collecting […]Read more "Spring has Sprung – Time to Recharge"