When teams are aligned, good things happen
When your goals are aligned with those of your stakeholders, good things happen.
The trouble is, that without actively doing something to maintain alignment, entropy creeps in, and alignment gets weak. Read More
You can actually get these “stop talking” cards here.
Yes or NO?
Earlier in my career, when I was faced with a scary executive and I got nervous, I would find myself talking way too much. Read More
“I don’t do politics”
Many people over the years have told me something like, “I refuse to engage in politics”, and they give this as a reason why their career has stalled.
They consider “politics” a necessary evil to advance in one’s career, but refuse to engage asserting that their “no politics” position is on the high ground, so they are sticking with it. Read More
How to make a good first impression
This question has come up more frequently than any other lately, so I thought I would address it here on my blog.
When you meet your new boss for the first time, it’s good to have a plan. Read More
Starting in a New Role…
A question that frequently comes up 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?”
That question has been expanded recently to include, “And how do I get started and make effective connections and good impressions when we are all working remotely?” Read More
When people won’t cooperate
It can be really frustrating when you are on the hook to deliver work that depends on other people and they don’t care. They don’t do their part. They don’t meet deadlines.
What do you do when your Ruthless Priority is not even on their radar? Read More
With the current situation, it seems there are lots or reorgainzations going on right now, and I’ve had this question come up many times from people who find themselves in a position of managing former peers.
So I wanted to share some ideas about how to confidently move forward. Read More
But I thought I was a good listener!
Fairly deep into my career I did one of those 360 evaluations where people above, below and around you in the organization fill out a long questionnaire about how they perceive you. Read More
FIRST, Stop trying to be impressive
If you are in a situation where you need to be impressive… a job interview, a sales call, a negotiation, a presentation — one of the worst things you can do is to try, on purpose, to be impressive. Read More
A Note on Good vs. Bad Leaders
I don’t think it’s any secret that I believe good leaders bring a sense of humanity into the workplace. In fact this was the topic of my TEDx talk. Read More