Success

Courage Takes Heart

Courage takes heart

Leading with courage involves overcoming our own fears, apathy or feelings of hopelessness as we pursue a course of action that we believe is right. It is the ability to handle events in the moment and not recoil when the going gets rough. Courage is the ability to face difficulty, uncertainty or pain without being […]

Do You Love What You Do?

Valentine’s Day is a time to remember your loved ones, often a time for romance. When you step out of the commercialism, having a day and actually a month devoted to love can be a beautiful thing. You can use Valentine’s as a reminder to reflect on love in general and what you love specifically. […]

Empathy: A Key Skill for Effective Leadership

What makes leaders afraid? People usually become leaders because they enjoy taking control of things. It’s this very need to control that often blocks a leader from learning how to show empathy. “If I show empathy to this employee, they’ll think I’m agreeing with them,” is often the retort I hear. One CEO stated that […]

Leadership Qualities: What’s Changed and What You Need to Know

Recently, the CEO of a company shared, “I want to improve as a leader but there are so many theories and books out there on how to develop your leadership skills – it’s mind spinning.” Leadership is different today than in the past. Pinpointing how it’s different is the challenge. Leadership is made up of […]

What Separates Great Leaders from the Rest?

Like the VP of Marketing, people with strong learning agility are quick studies. They aren’t afraid to jump into a challenging situation, understand the complexity and act quickly. Agile learners take lessons learned from their past and apply them to new and different situations. Learning agility isn’t an academic skill. Rather it involves a person’s […]

Building the Right Culture – Going from Entrepreneur to CEO

As your company grows, the capabilities that got you to that growth may no longer serve you in the future.  The successful path from entrepreneur to CEO involves making changes in three key areas: Letting go of your role as Chief Sales Officer Disciplining yourself to Focus Building the Right Culture Last time we looked […]