What Is “Executive Presence” and Why Can No One Tell Me How To Improve Mine? (7/21/2020) - Executive presence is an elusive concept, much like the notion of leadership.  It is difficult for most people to concretely define what it is, but they are quick to say when […]
The Hidden Costs of Impostor Syndrome on Leadership: Recognizing Signs of Trouble (7/21/2020) - Impostor syndrome, which includes the inability to internalize accomplishments and the constant fear of being exposed as a fraud, can adversely impact your development as a leader.  While we often discuss […]
Bias in Performance Review and How To Avoid It (7/15/2020) - Performance reviews are an important process for the development of your team. If used properly they can really set the tone for the upcoming period. If done haphazardly and sloppily, […]
Entrepreneur vs Employee: Addressing Dissatisfaction by Owning Your Path Entrepreneur vs Employee: Addressing Dissatisfaction by Owning Your Path (6/5/2016) - Have you often thought to yourself, “I can do a better job running this company than my boss?” Do you fantasize about setting your own hours, and working by your […]
Tips for Receiving a Promotion Tips for Receiving a Promotion (1/19/2016) - As the New Year settles in, and performance review time nears, you may be considering the opportunity to advance. However, people are often hesitant to advocate for a promotion, because […]
Great Leadership: A People-Centered Approach Great Leadership: A People-Centered Approach (1/4/2016) - A review of the movie Steve Jobs made the argument that the Apple founder’s unpleasantness was worth it due to how much his efforts have changed the world. It is […]
New Teams Leading a New Team: Tips for Success (5/15/2015) - You have finally gotten the promotion you have long sought. You are excited about the opportunity to raise your profile and make greater impact in your company. However, the initial […]
team conflict Dissension in the Ranks (5/15/2015) - You can sense it. Your team is fragmented. Maybe you see edginess in meetings. Maybe it’s whispers and looks you notice. Or maybe someone has come directly to you regarding […]
Negative Performance Reviews A Defining Performance Review (3/17/2015) - The end of the first quarter for most organizations is performance review and bonus season. When all goes well, it feels great. You are being seen by your supervisor in […]
Concrete Career Advancement Career Advancement: Tips for Moving to a New Role (9/30/2014) - Has your job search lagged? Would you like to advocate for a promotion & new responsibilities? Are you thinking about a career transition? Do you feel stuck in your career […]