“When,” by Daniel Pink: Book Review

“When,” by Daniel Pink: Book Review

The book, “When,” by Daniel Pink is crammed full of things about time and timing that make so ...

Leaders: Help Your Team Manage Their Time

Leaders: Help Your Team Manage Their Time

One of the most important things you can do as a leader is to help your team manage their time ...

The Give and Take of Managing Your Time

The Give and Take of Managing Your Time

Getting better at managing your time is forever work, and requires lots of give and take. Managing ...

“Essentialism,” by Greg McKeown : Book Review

“Essentialism,” by Greg McKeown : Book Review

I’ve become fascinated by the topic of productivity – it comes up frequently with my ...

The New College Grad’s Guide to Pay

The New College Grad’s Guide to Pay

In a recent talk with college students about pay negotiation (at Skidmore College – go ...

“We Have a Deal,” by Natalie Reynolds: Book Review

“We Have a Deal,” by Natalie Reynolds: Book Review

As a part of my salary negotiation coaching practice, I wanted to learn more about negotiating ...

Insider Secrets of Pay Negotiation

Insider Secrets of Pay Negotiation

Ever wonder what’s going on inside an organization when you’re in the process of pay ...

“Never Eat Alone,” by Keith Ferrazzi: Book Review

“Never Eat Alone,” by Keith Ferrazzi: Book Review

Want the ultimate guide to connecting with people at work? Read Never Eat Alone, by Keith ...

Network Like the Pro You Are

Network Like the Pro You Are

Networking – ugh! It can feel so fake and weird.  What to do? Network like a pro with these ...

Use the Power of a Mastermind to Supercharge Your Success

Use the Power of a Mastermind to Supercharge Your Success

I’m in Asheville, NC this week for a mastermind group, and it’s SO awesome! What is a ...

Joy, Gratitude, and Abundance…at Work

Joy, Gratitude, and Abundance…at Work

I see a lot of people working hard in their personal lives at getting more joy, gratitude, and ...

“Joyful,” by Ingrid Fetell Lee: Book Review

“Joyful,” by Ingrid Fetell Lee: Book Review

You may wonder why on earth a coach and management consultant chose a book on joy to review. In my ...

You’re Keeping a Gratitude Journal…Now What?

You’re Keeping a Gratitude Journal…Now What?

The simple act of keeping a gratitude journal has the power to change your life, but did you know ...

The Work-Life Audit: Start Living Your Best Life

The Work-Life Audit: Start Living Your Best Life

It’s time for an audit. Not from the IRS (OMG, no!), but an audit of your work and your life. My ...

The One Thing, by Gary Keller: Book Review

The One Thing, by Gary Keller: Book Review

I got so much great feedback about the first book review I did (Your Brain at Work, by David ...

5 Simple Steps to Make this Your Best Year Yet

5 Simple Steps to Make this Your Best Year Yet

Your best year yet. That sounds exciting, doesn’t it? Want in? Here’s my 5-step plan for ...

Life Lessons from Jeffrey

Life Lessons from Jeffrey

My little dog, Jeffrey, has a pretty great life. While he doesn’t exactly smile, it’s easy ...

PACE Yourself for Greater Success

PACE Yourself for Greater Success

So many people focus on doing stuff that they don’t give themselves the benefit of really ...

Supercharge Your Development Plan with These 5 Elements

Supercharge Your Development Plan with These 5 Elements

Of course, you want to develop yourself, but it can be hard to decide what to include in your ...

My Leadership Coaching Manifesto

My Leadership Coaching Manifesto

Working on a proposal this week gave me the opportunity to reflect on my philosophy of leadership ...

Upgrade These 7 Attitudes and Blow Your Mind(set)

Upgrade These 7 Attitudes and Blow Your Mind(set)

You really deserve an upgrade to your attitude! Shift your mindset with these 7 upgrades: From ...

The Best Way to Create Your Fabulous Future

The Best Way to Create Your Fabulous Future

Creating the future you want for yourself can be intimidating. But you can make it easier on ...

Show the World Your Best, Most Authentic and Confident Self

Show the World Your Best, Most Authentic and Confident Self

When my leadership coaching clients wanted to learn more about themselves, I designed some ...

Your Brain at Work, by David Rock: Book Review – Part 2

Your Brain at Work, by David Rock: Book Review – Part 2

Your Brain at Work, by David Rock, is one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. This book ...

Your Brain at Work, by David Rock: Book Review – Part 1

Your Brain at Work, by David Rock: Book Review – Part 1

I read a ton of books for work – some are about coaching, some are about business, and books ...

Why You Suck at Negotiating Pay

Why You Suck at Negotiating Pay

The bad news is that you’re not a whiz at negotiating pay. And the other bad news is that ...

5 Travel Tips that Double as Life Lessons

5 Travel Tips that Double as Life Lessons

I’m traveling across the country for business this week, and it occurred to me that the stuff ...

Adopting New Habits Just Got Easier

Adopting New Habits Just Got Easier

Learning, growth, and transformation are all great goals. But change isn’t easy! Follow ...

The Fail-Proof Formula for Building High-Performing Teams

The Fail-Proof Formula for Building High-Performing Teams

High-performing teams do everything better. They get more accomplished. Their results are ...

5 Reasons You Can’t Afford NOT to Develop Yourself

5 Reasons You Can’t Afford NOT to Develop Yourself

Focusing on your development and learning can feel selfish. It takes time, and often, it takes ...

5 Essential Elements Your Personal Brand Needs

5 Essential Elements Your Personal Brand Needs

What do you stand for? What are you great at? What is your reputation? How do you want to be ...

Principled Moments: Memories that Matter

Principled Moments: Memories that Matter

Think about a time when everything was just awesome. You were happy and fulfilled. Ahh! Those are ...

Taming Your Saboteur: Just Say No to the Status Quo

Taming Your Saboteur: Just Say No to the Status Quo

You know that feeling when you’re about to do something important, and you just can’t make ...

The Key to Calm: Control Your Stuff and Nothing Else

The Key to Calm: Control Your Stuff and Nothing Else

Control freaks: let it go! There are 3 main categories of stuff, and only one category you can – ...

The Simple Formula for Getting Stuff Done

The Simple Formula for Getting Stuff Done

It’s so easy to not get things done. Email, phone calls, impromptu meetings can all eat up your ...

Give More by Receiving Well

Give More by Receiving Well

The buzz at a networking meeting I attended last week was all about giving. We were all talking ...

Maximize Your Productivity by Managing Your Work-Life Transitions

Maximize Your Productivity by Managing Your Work-Life Transitions

Today’s porous boundaries between work and home can wreak havoc on productivity — thinking ...

5 Tricks to Approach Your Pay Negotiations with Confidence

5 Tricks to Approach Your Pay Negotiations with Confidence

Negotiating complex pay packages isn’t easy. And very few people I know actually enjoy the ...

Killer Strengths: When Superpowers Go Bad

Killer Strengths: When Superpowers Go Bad

Superpowers are wonderful and can take you far in life. But when taken too far, they can work to ...

Irrational Fury: An Untapped Self-Discovery Tool 

Irrational Fury: An Untapped Self-Discovery Tool 

You know that feeling . . . you’re JUST SO MAD! And it doesn’t make sense? Or when you’re so ...

Superpowers 101: Claim What You’re Great At

Superpowers 101: Claim What You’re Great At

You already have superpowers! Seriously. Not everyone can do what you can do. Even if it comes ...

Principles 101: Discover What You Stand For

Principles 101: Discover What You Stand For

Principles are your deeply held values; they’re what you stand for. Things like honesty, a sense ...

How to Become Your Coach’s Ideal Client

How to Become Your Coach’s Ideal Client

As a leadership coach, there are a few things that make my ideal clients stand out from the rest. ...

What Monkey Bars Can Teach Us About Transformation

What Monkey Bars Can Teach Us About Transformation

Making progress on the playground’s monkey bars is simple: grab a bar, let go of the one behind ...

Use Celebration to Drive Better Business Results

Use Celebration to Drive Better Business Results

Change is hard. Sometimes, it’s super-hard. Five steps forward, then two steps back. So notice ...

The Mind-Blowing Power of the Gratitude Journal

The Mind-Blowing Power of the Gratitude Journal

When a yogi I met recommended that I keep a Gratitude Journal, I thought, “Blecch. Journals. ...

Vision: Know Where You’re Going to Lead People Right

Vision: Know Where You’re Going to Lead People Right

Everyone agrees that strategic vision is crucial to leadership, but there are lots of different ...

Resilience: 4 Ways True Leaders Bounce Back Better

Resilience: 4 Ways True Leaders Bounce Back Better

Resilience is all about bouncing back. It’s about risk-taking, too, because there’s not tons ...

Communication: Tips Great Leaders Use to Rock Meetings & Emails

Communication: Tips Great Leaders Use to Rock Meetings & Emails

Being able to communicate clearly with your team (and others) is essential to high-quality ...

Curiosity: How Acting Like a 5-Year Old Can Make You a Better Leader

Curiosity: How Acting Like a 5-Year Old Can Make You a Better Leader

Nobody does Curiosity better than 5-year olds. And Curiosity is one of the five skills that make ...

Compassion: A Key to Accelerating True Leadership Results

Compassion: A Key to Accelerating True Leadership Results

Compassion is key for anyone who wants to be a people-first leader. And Compassion is one of the ...

The Surprising Power of Structured Open Space

The Surprising Power of Structured Open Space

Here’s a challenge for you: take a half day to figure out how you can get more time in your ...

The One Question Every Leader Should Ask Every Day

The One Question Every Leader Should Ask Every Day

Asking one simple question can lead to better decision-making, all around. Here it is:     ...

3 Simple Strategies to Make the Time for Things That Matter

3 Simple Strategies to Make the Time for Things That Matter

Because time management is such a popular topic with my leadership coaching clients, I put my best ...

Leader Archetypes: The Enemy of True Leadership

Leader Archetypes: The Enemy of True Leadership

If you work in a large company, or ever have in the past, chances are you’ve run across a Leader ...

The Simple Formula for Becoming a True Leader (Hint: Be Yourself!)

The Simple Formula for Becoming a True Leader (Hint: Be Yourself!)

The best-kept secret of leadership is that there are a million ways to do it right. Everyone has ...