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This is where I share my thoughts on leadership,
management, and employee development.
I write about my own thoughts and share the insights of others, sometimes in the same blog!
Please comment if you agree, disagree, or want to discuss further. I believe we all get
better and stronger when we share our ideas and resources.
Do Your Employees Feel Heard and Understood?
Soft skills training is the best way for managers to build the skills to connect with employees, and amplify their voices.
Giving Grace during the Holidays: Managing with Mental Health in Mind
Holiday season is full of joy & stress. Employee engagement, focus, & morale may be lowered. Leading with humanity and understanding is key.
The Cons and Cons of Leadership
There are some important "cons" for leaders to pay attention to: consistency and consideration - soft skills every leader should employ.
Feeling a Little Communication Shy? Get Over It!
People who work for us want to know how they’re doing. Feedback helps people to know what they're doing well and what needs to be fixed.
Want to Avoid the Great Resignation? Develop Relationships!
Developing relationships with employees encourages connection. If managers can do that, then they can inspire loyalty and engagement.
First, Give Me Some Heat, Then I’ll Give You Wood
You can't expect people to do great work without resources. To create, promote, and sell well, employees need learning and development.
From Algebra Failure to Mathlete - The Power of Employee Development
A top motivator for people to do well in their work is opportunities they may have. And they look for help from their boss in getting there.
Your Managers Are Burning Out. What Are You Going To Do About It?
Are managers getting the support they need? Studies show us they probably aren’t, and they're experiencing manager burnout.
From the “Great Resignation” to the Great Retention
The Great Resignation. There's a veritable tsunami of employee movement happening right now. Managers are the key to fixing that.
Flexibility is the Future of Team Management. Are Your Managers Ready For It?
Flexibility is the future of team management and must be embraced. Your managers will need coaching, support, and soft-skills training.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back into the corporate water…
Managers are the crucial link between senior leadership and workers. Hybrid work will require strong people management skills.
Why is Manager Training So Important?
Most companies spend few resources on training their managers to lead. 9 out of 10 managers in your workplace struggle and need support.
Leaders Are Out of Touch With Employees and Need a Wake-Up Call
Employees have been telling me for years their leaders just don’t get it. They need more to not just survive, but thrive.
What Do Employees Want from the Workplace?
If the pandemic has taught business anything, it’s that employees are human. Concerns about well-being have come to the forefront.
One On One Conversations – Quantified and Compelling Reasons to Have Them
1:1 meetings are the KEY to soft skills development and connection with your team. Need more convincing? Here's the evidence.
If Listening is So Important, Why Don't Managers Do It?
The command and control model has resulted in high-intensity, Type A leaders who talk too much and listen too little.
We Wait Far Too Long (If Ever) To Train Our Managers
There is little leadership and soft skills training for managers. When they finally do get some training, it could be too late.
A Holiday Gift for You!
Busy managers like you have a lot to plan for, and several important dates to remember. To help you with that, I’ve got a gift for you!
You Can't Always Get What You Want...
Managers struggle with allowing team members to work to their strengths while getting everything done. There has to be a balance.
When I Grow Up, I Want to be Beyoncé
Try as I will, trying to be just like people I admire won’t work. But I can learn to develop those admirable traits they possess.
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