Change

Elevate Your Leadership in 2016

Posted by on Jan 1, 2016 in Change, Leadership Lesson, Managing and Leading, SWD | 2 comments

Elevate Your Leadership in 2016

When writing No-Drama Leadership which was published in 2015, I had the privilege to interview one of the greatest leaders of our time, Francis Hesselbein, former CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA. Frances defines leadership as a matter of how to be, not how to do, saying, “We have spent half of our lives learning how to do, and teaching other people how to do. But we know in the end it is the quality and character of the leader that determines the performance—the results.” My January article offers sixteen ways to elevate your leadership, with the emphasis on who you need to “BE” in order to achieve these simple but often neglected “to-dos.”

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Time to Leave the Workshop!

Posted by on Oct 30, 2015 in Change, Managing and Leading, SWD | Comments Off on Time to Leave the Workshop!

Time to Leave the Workshop!

Wouldn’t it be nice if everyone would just stop their drama? If it wasn’t for county government, your boss, and your employees things would just sail along, right?

But… is it really your boss? Is it really county government? Is it really your employees?

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15 Things to Stop Saying in 2015

Posted by on Dec 27, 2014 in Change, Course Correction, SWD | Comments Off on 15 Things to Stop Saying in 2015

15 Things to Stop Saying in 2015

If you want more power in your life change your language. Here are 15 phrases to throw away in 2015 in order to step into your power.

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We Are All Adults: The Ultimate Red Flag

Posted by on Dec 18, 2014 in Change, Course Correction, SWD | Comments Off on We Are All Adults: The Ultimate Red Flag

We Are All Adults: The Ultimate Red Flag

“We’re all adults here!” That statement is always a big red flag that drama is right around the corner. You can’t rely on good behavior, good decision-making, or good ideas just because people are a certain age and are considered to be “adults.”

Adults hold grudges, make promises they don’t keep, manipulate, pout, and play games. Here are three skills you can model and teach to those of a certain age to make sure they do indeed act like adults

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Transparency is Not a Choice

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in Change, Disruptive behavior, Leadership Lesson, Managing and Leading, SWD | Comments Off on Transparency is Not a Choice

Transparency is Not a Choice

Companies are realizing they must develop more enlightened leaders because of the fact that nothing is hidden anymore. As much as we talk about “choosing to be more transparent,” we need to understand that transparency is no longer a choice. Transparency is a given.

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Three Barriers to Strategic Communication

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Change, Communication, Enlightened Leader, SWD | 2 comments

When we fail to tap into cultural awareness, we risk being misunderstood, and make mistakes that could be avoided if we would have invested the energy to understand the rules of the game, or the expectations and norms of the culture. We can all imagine how difficult it would be to move to another country with different cultures. The same is true in the workplace. When new employees join the company, they are entering a little bit of culture shock until they develop cultural awareness.

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