You are the company
I remember when I had my first big leadership job. I overheard someone say, “Whenever people talk about Patty they always say…” I was shocked, not at whatever people said, but at the fact that people were talking about me! Read More
Is every manager in your company a good manager?
If you want to positively impact the bottom line in your business, there is one thing that will make a bigger difference than almost anything else — insist that all of your managers are good managers. Read More
SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE GET THE MOST HELP
In my experience, mentors have a bigger impact on your success than virtually anything you can do outside of your own efforts.
Building your career without mentors is like trying to climb Mt. Everest without a Sherpa and guide. Read More
How does the idea of a scavenger hunt relate to business?
Think about how a scavenger hunt works. You get a list of random stuff that you have go find and do, and you need to show that you have collected those things and experiences. Read More
There have been a lot of conversations in my Executive Mentoring Group lately about how to establish credibility quickly in a new role, as many members are starting new jobs.
I recently updated my article The First 30 Days, which has some very practical advice about how to proactively communicate so you get off to a good start. Read More
One of the things that sets strong leaders apart is that they personally show up in a decisive and intentional way, no matter how difficult the situation is.
There are lots of situations when a leader is faced with not having a happy story to tell. Read More
Finding the motivation to Delegate
Delegating is hard because in reality, it’s easier and faster to do it yourself.
So it’s hard to convince yourself to do a harder thing that takes more time.
But doing it yourself only saves time in the moment. Read More
Why do strategies stall?
I wrote a whole book (MOVE) about this question and how to deal with it.
But today I want to talk specifically about a very simply test you can use to make sure your strategy is executable. Read More
A simple question…
One time when I was running a large corporate organization, I asked the financial analyst in the business, “What is the current headcount in my organization?”
He said, “How accurate an answer do you need?”
I said, “What do you mean?”. Read More
Starting in a New Role…
A question that frequently comes up in the Coaching Hour calls in My Executive Mentoring Group is, “I’m starting a new job. What do you recommend that I do in the first 30 days to set myself up for success?”
In my own career, I developed a really effective set of actions and communications based on 3 lists (described below) that helped me to quickly establish my credibility, and to start building effective connections across the organization right away. Read More