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Leadership advice from a kindergartener

Leadership advice from a kindergartener

Thanks to quarantine, this week's Two-Minute Tip is brought to you by my five-year-old as she shares some thoughts on effective leadership, based on her classroom experience with the incredible Mrs. Gormley. With a focus on how to effectively teach employees new...

Bad news is better than no news

Bad news is better than no news

In this Two-Minute Tip, we take a glimpse at the impact of uncertainty. Not knowing what the future holds and the associated fear of the unknown dramatically impact the brain’s ability to think logically and rationally. We literally stop thinking straight, as...

The scientific benefits of gratitude

The scientific benefits of gratitude

  As we celebrate Thanksgiving this week, I challenge you to fully immerse yourself in this season of gratitude. That said, I also acknowledge that for many, giving thanks this year feels hard—maybe even impossible. If you're in this situation, I feel for you;...

Good leaders draw near.

Good leaders draw near.

I wrote this article a few years ago on a blog that no longer exists. It feels worth reviving right now as I continue to hear stories of employees feeling disconnected from their leaders, and vice versa. Due to today’s prevalence of remote work environments, several...

Leading people is hard.

Leading people is hard.

Being a leader is not easy. At least, not if you’re doing it right. In fact, it should be a bit painful. Let me back up… Like many, fall is my favorite. I love all the usual traditions—football, pumpkin everything, crunchy leaves, crisp air, and more. But I also enjoy...

Are you with me or against me?

Are you with me or against me?

The division in society is intense right now, to say the least. With polarizing perspectives on the election, managing COVID-19, and how to pursue racial reconciliation, we seem quick to judge and slow to listen. Unfortunately, our brains often contribute to the...

New stories, new website

New stories, new website

You may or may not know that I’m a sucker for statistics. I love a good spreadsheet and am easily wowed by fun facts and compelling data. Even as a young girl, my favorite “toy” was all about the numbers: an old (yet priceless in my mind) 10-key printing calculator...

It doesn’t have to be the way it’s always been

It doesn’t have to be the way it’s always been

The classroom looks a bit different these days, courtesy of Mr. Louie.The last few months have been anything but “normal” for most of us. Parts of life during COVID-19 have been hard. Very hard. And parts have been really wonderful. I’m fairly certain that my husband...

When in doubt, ask this

When in doubt, ask this

All of my coaching sessions have recently transitioned to videoconference meetings in light of COVID-19. Though I severely miss meeting in-person, it has been a gift to see my clients’ faces and hear their voices through my computer screen. I’ve noticed a pattern in...

The power of naming emotions

The power of naming emotions

If your life is like mine right now, heightened emotions are alive and well (at home and at work). When our colleagues, kids, or spouse act seemingly irrationally—driven by emotion—we're tempted to respond with logic to resolve the situation. Nine times out of ten it...

Leaders: the two things your team needs from you right now

Leaders: the two things your team needs from you right now

Thoughts on leading well during the COVID-19 pandemic. Originally published on LinkedIn. Life feels a bit surreal right now. From very real health and economic fears, to daily challenges with kids and work colliding at home, we're all being stretched. At this very...

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