People vs. Products

People vs. Products

Lidia (name changed for privacy) has been in a relatively senior leadership role for nearly 2 years. Like most of her colleagues, she was promoted as a strong contributor and a solid team player. Lidia knows her stuff, and assumed that leading her team wouldn’t be all...
The Cost of Conversation

The Cost of Conversation

Communication. Conversation. Dialogue. Just this morning one of my clients asked me – in a fit of frustration – why her leadership team was having the same conversations over and over again. Have you ever felt that way? Have you ever had your words twisted, regretted...
Tell Me Your Story

Tell Me Your Story

One of my favorite TED talk quotes is from a fellow coach, Chalmers Brothers: “You and I, and all of us: We are confronted with events…events at home, events at work, events with our kids, events in college, events at the beach – events. And what we do as a human...
A Great Move

A Great Move

This week I was reminded of how a single, great move can create space for a shift in the entire dynamic of team interactions and results. For the past three days, I’ve been immersed in a workshop that provided a unique set of skills and frameworks that accelerate team...
Shedding Light

Shedding Light

“They just don’t get it.” This is a common dilemma among leaders, and it comes from a sincere desire to shed light on a situation. Many leaders attribute this dilemma to communication challenges. The solution, then, is to express themselves more clearly, to create...