More Energy. Less Stress.


Working from home, it’s easy to fill up every moment of your day doing something for everyone except yourself.

This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: More Energy. Less Stress.

This topic has come up a lot lately! Read More

Standing out while working remotely


I am noticing something interesting in the pandemic about communicating.

There is great disparity between how various people show up to meetings on video conferences.

Before the pandemic I wrote an article about increasing your effectiveness while working remotely and included the video below. Read More

The cost difference between OK and GREAT

Remember, Great isn’t Cheap

I see leaders setting themselves up for failure and credibility loss when they don’t differentiate the cost of doing a GREAT job from the cost of doing an OK job.

… Don’t commit to deliver the dream-scenario that everyone is excited about without the dream-budget!

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Selling Your Ideas: Have More Influence


This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Selling Your ideas.

In my own career, as well as in observing the careers of others, I have found that the ability to communicate your ideas well matters a lot to standing out, getting promoted, and getting access to resources. Read More

Confidence and Resilience


This month the topic in my Executive Mentoring Group is: Confidence and Resilience.

I’ll tell you, this was a key journey in my own career.

I needed to find a way to keep showing up when the environment was unwelcoming, and as I struggled with imposter syndrome. Read More

How to Craft a Productive Think Break


One of the most important things we can all do as business leaders is give ourselves time to think.

Scheduling time to think in your work week (and life in general) is vital to your success and sanity — and to your creativity and effectiveness. Read More

The first 30 days (Starting a job remotely)

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

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