How Much Analysis?
People often ask me how to judge if they are stuck in “Analysis Paralysis”.
How much study is too much?
There is no single answer here, but to answer that question, I find it useful to start with the business outcome in mind, and then to set a budget for how much study a particular plan or answer is worth. Read More
Awhile back I wrote an article called, Who is worth listening to?.
It’s worth reading if you haven’t seen it, but the main point was that the goal of listening is simply to make people feel listened-to. Read More
Over the past few months, I have been speaking and working with a number of women’s leadership networks and groups.
One of the questions that comes up at virtually every one is this:
“I keep getting told that I am too nice.
Make More Time
This month’s topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is Make More Time.
The goal here is to create 2 or more hours a week for yourself to have time to think, plan, work on strategic priorities — or get a little life back! Read More
For most of my life, networking meetings were torture for me.
I could never get comfortable with them. I’d either hide in the corner, or desperately cling to the person I came with. I didn’t know who to meet or what to say. Read More
When you are trying to be organized and strategic, and it’s your boss who is chaotic, reactive, and causing confusion and rework, it can make you feel really stressed, confused, frustrated, and tired!
It’s a shame there are so many chaotic bosses out there, but they are indeed out there, so we need to find a way to make the best of it. Read More
Sometimes executive jobs just feel ugly and impossible.
I can remember at various points in my career feeling blocked and frustrated, like I was failing..like I was out on a limb owning all of the risk for something, and without enough support or resources to succeed. Read More
You have a new boss…how do you make a good impression?
When you get an opportunity to meet your new boss, what should you do? This question comes up frequently in my member coaching hours, so I thought I would address it in a blog. Read More
Can you be too hands off?
Someone recently asked me a question about delegating…
We spend a lot of time thinking and talking about how to delegate without micromanaging. But what about the other side? What about being too hands off? Read More
Collecting all the Cards
Often when I talk to people who aspire to become a general manager they will tell me that they are striving to get experience in every function to prepare themselves.
This is a mistake that I refer to collecting all the cards…
I’ll get experience in Marketing, and Product Development, and Supply Chain Management and Customer Service, and on and on…then I’ll be ready and qualified to become a General Manager or CEO. Read More