Imagine sitting by the campfire after a long day on the trail. You are surrounded by fellow hikers and guides, people who care about the goal, and each other. What would you talk about? What questions would you pose and what wisdoms would you share?
It’s time to reflect and contemplate next moves, study the map, search for the best path, assess the energy of the group. What has changed? Continue reading Welcome to a Fireside Chat for Leaders
As leaders, we think we need to have all the answers, but sometimes we don’t. Sometimes we just need to lead by bringing together smart people and throwing out a challenge.
Last night I did just that. Continue reading Think, feel uncomfortable, change… grow!
As leaders we spend a lot of time preparing our messages for meetings, presentations, and phone calls. We want people to see our vision, the way we see it.
When someone brings their perspective, opinions, and challenges to us, we should treat it as a gift. Continue reading Listen, don’t judge, shut up
September brings change…and a reminder that there’s only 4 months until the new year.
This year’s Laser Lecture theme has been about coaching – how to be a coach and where to find one.
For me, this year would not have been the same if not for my coaches. They gave me Continue reading The year of the Courage Coach
Leaders know that “the buck stops here’. President Truman wasn’t blaming anyone else for the consequences of his actions.
Continue reading You’re the boss of yourself
We send a message that we cannot be trusted when we ‘talk behind a person’s back’.
Whether confidence is implied or explicit, people expect Continue reading Hold conversations in confidence
Doing what is right for me is owning my decisions. Before I decide, I reach out to people and ask their advice.
Continue reading Seek advice, listen, and reflect – but do what’s right for you
What does “Do the right thing” mean to you?
To me, it means living by a set of values. Things I learned in kindergarten.
Continue reading Act 7: Live Right
Yes, I get it. We need to “pick our battles”. And, we want to have one-on-one, face-to-face, discussions when it comes to behaviors.
But when it comes to creating a team culture…the way a leader responds
Continue reading We teach people how to treat us
It takes courage to look in the mirror and truly see ourselves: our history, culture, beliefs and filters. Knowing who we are and what we stand for doesn’t just happen; it takes deliberate action.
Continue reading Take the time to know yourself
When we really want to make a difference we push for the best outcome, we get it done fast. We are deliberate in our work. We have a sense of urgency and an expectation of success! Continue reading Manage to the best case, plan for the worst