Last week, I presented a workshop for B.I.G. – Believe. Inspire. Grow, a women’s empowerment network providing women with the inspiration, community, and tools to help them become…
Leadership Lesson: Great interviewing mirrors what we do everyday, when we demonstrate to others the quality of our work, skill, and character.
Keep this in mind: There is no such thing as perfection when it comes to making an impression of any kind, especially during an interview.
Much in the same way we might expend too much energy…
Are you a hypocrite?
Yes, that’s a real question that seeks an honest and self-reflective response. Whether it’s in your work or personal life, do you ask others to do things you won’t? Or, conversely, do ask others not to do something you do?
Oftentimes, we look at situations that we’re involved in, whether in life or at work, with the ultimate hope that they’ll benefit…
Leadership Lesson: Leadership at any level should include the integrity to stand up against something you don’t believe in, no matter how unpopular the insight might seem and who you might have to tell.
What does it take for you to stand up to a leader or a boss who keeps making missteps?
Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that in this case,…
Be honest: Are you a quitter?
Do you give up on things? Do you walk away from things? Do you just say to yourself “This isn’t for me” or “I can’t do this”?
Some people would say that to separate yourself from an action, initiative or plan you had previously committed to would be quitting. You wanted to do…
Hillary Clinton is continuing to make more appearances since having lost the Presidential Election in November to Donald Trump.
Her supporters are happy to see her and get her take on the first 100 days of the new administration. And yet others are quick to point out that she and other older Democrats need to step out of the spotlight to make way for a younger,…
How often do you get opportunities to demonstrate who you are and what you’re capable of?
Opportunities, in and of themselves, can be tricky as life is about taking the opportunities which you’re given at some points in time while making opportunities for yourself at others.
Too many people wait for opportunities to be presented instead of working around life and trying to…
Leadership Lesson: Make sure you don’t allow others to take anything away from you. Period.
Are you allowing others to dictate the course of your leadership and professional development? The development of those abilities and skills may be more out of your control than you know or would prefer.
But that’s only if you let it be that way.
These types of developments are not limited to the proactive steps you’re taking…
So much can be accomplished by a leader. So much action can be taken, guidance provided, and so many goals achieved for their stakeholders.
But many leaders have different styles for reaching their accomplishments, utilizing available resources, and emboldening those in their environment.
Great leaders take in a global assessment of both the outside world and the internal dynamic of their workplace or environment but when it comes to the internal assessment, the best…
Leadership Lesson: It’s a mistake to only live and work in reactive mode to everything around us, when we should be working to prepare as best as possible to navigate our environments.
Leadership is about taking in and utilizing the resources around you, whether it is for a cause or mission greater than yourself, or for your own development.
The tools you need are there for…
Every so often society endures the passing of an icon–someone whose absence makes the world feel like it’s lost a bit of its luster and faded in energy.
These icons are people who seemed to not only stray from the script of what society expected of them, but took the script, incinerated it, and set out to lay out their own path for…
There are many interpretations of what confidence might be, but there is one misconception that exists in the connection between confidence and insecurity: Many believe that a confident person does not have insecurities, but the truth is this is false.
To support that that belief is a falsehood, one interpretation of confidence states it is merely a reflection of the knowledge and understanding which a person has in themselves. So…
To you, as a graduate, here is a tip of tremendous value I can provide to you: Challenge Me.
Before we get to why, let me offer you congratulations on your graduation! This is a tremendous achievement in and of itself, but even more tremendous if you do all that you can to build off of it.
Whether it’s a high school diploma, or…
Leadership Lesson: Take stock of all the positive things you do, both big and small. Don’t wait for something monumental to happen to celebrate your abilities.
Much in the same way society needs to rethink “failure,” it also needs to redefine success.
This great blog post on the Huffington Post is a rare gem that doesn’t just tell us how we should reach some…
As we develop and grow, there are instances where we need to take risks and step out of our comfort zone. Sometimes, we’re held back and inhibited by fears that in turn limit those development and growth efforts. But if we hold back in the face of fear, we’re holding back from both giving and achieving our best.
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Review, cut, but learn from the toxic parts of your life. Whether it's people, co-workers, emotions, self-perception, social circles, social media, etc. There's too much greatness out there to limit yourself or settle. #self #development #leadership ow.ly/3CCt30mD7uu
How would you answer these questions? Your answers can provide insight into your own tendency to simplify or complicate? These questions open up that conversation, so they’re not just for interviewing candidates. #interviewing #hiring #coaching #business ow.ly/l5us30mrde3
How do you decide to step away from what you're working on? Do you know what your threshold is? Are you sure? Taking on too much can crush us in different ways, whether it depletes our energy, mental health, relationships, effectiveness, etc. #life #career #health #mentalhealth
Whether or not you're the boss, leader, or manager in your group, does each person have consistency, in terms of where they stand in their leaders' eyes? Do those being led know what they're going to get, from one day to the next? #leadership #management #workplace #hbr pic.twitter.com/v5rK1l4cGf
What are your daily habits and rituals...for yourself? Always deliver for others, but make sure you take care of yourself first. Be selfish with what gets you going. #success #Leadership #motivation #coaching twitter.com/TheSuccessKing…
November #2018 issue of The Monthly Leader Your #Read on #Leadership. #Employee #Development: What's It Look Like In Your #Workplace? #newsletter #podcast #blog #management #success #coaching #consulting #Hartford #hartfordhasit #discipline conta.cc/2QxnvQ6
Leadership Lesson: Be sure to think past the words of advice, and consider who’s providing them, what the context is, and the lessons being conveyed in them, before you dismiss them as cliché. #communication #conversations #coaching ow.ly/QjPS30mzXcq
Two groups down, and one to go. These students ask great questions. I want them to know what they're capable of. Never settle. Don't just be reactive. Stay proactive. Know who you are, what you want, and the value you can provide to others. #leaders…lnkd.in/e48jDpY
@sarahmzuccaro @RayDalio @AdamMGrant Outliers is great. @RayDalio's Principles is too. In general, think about how much goes unfixed because people can't speak up. Think of the development forfeited. I wonder what makes it easier for some of us to speak up. I guess some of us just see the urgency in life and work.
Looking forward to presenting again at the Prospanica CT 2018 Quest Education Summit. No one is ever too young to consider their leadership ability. Students can impact tomorrow by recognizing their true abilities today. #leadership #education #coaching ow.ly/zSPk30myiNE
Great point regarding what organizations take into account when weighing general group work vs. individualized work options for their people. There's a time, place, and need for each. Each is great on their own right: In the group, harnessing the power…lnkd.in/dAEtSJA
Where do you stand in each of the items listed in and outside of Your Comfort Zone? You don't HAVE to stand on any particular side, but you need to realize where you truly WANT to be. Where do you stand now? How do they reconcile? #life #leadership #business #coaching pic.twitter.com/fB5EEfnChy
#Passion and your work: Did you find work to fulfill your passion? Did you find the passion in your work? If your work is not your passion, how do you infuse it with pieces of your passion? #business #leadership #workplace #coaching ow.ly/mLnl30mrd5D