A Simple Strategy To Strengthen Your Confidence

In an effort to avoid looking self-centered, unfocused or unproductive, it’s easy to fall into the trap of exhausting yourself by doing what you think you should do. Said simply, —Sharing time with people you love, —Learning, —Taking a vacation, —Spending time in nature, —Getting the rest your body needs, —Exercising, —Snuggling your babies (including furry ones), —Budgeting and saving Read More >

Why Is Leadership Presence Important?

You walk into a room and people gravitate toward you, look to you for clarity and direction, as you swing, with ease, from one promotion to the next. Considering the level of dedication you inspire, progress mounts and so does your reputation. What company doesn’t want that type of leader? Who doesn’t want that type of reputation? Most rising leaders Read More >

The Best Way To Get The Job You Want

With nearly seven million articles addressing the topic of advancing your career, it’s no surprise the topic is confusing. While there is no magic bullet, simple strategies can be taken to land the opportunities you want. As I enjoyed a delicious breakfast with Stacey, a talented leader in the tech industry, I marveled at a story she shared about a Read More >

A Pitfall Of Drumming Up Opportunity

Clarifying your target market (or desired opportunity) can be immensely helpful in growing your business. The process can aid greatly in focusing your time and energy on building mutually beneficial relationships with the right people. The problem comes in when the main focus is your benefit, not theirs. In this way, targeting specific people in hopes of landing opportunity is Read More >

You Want Employees Who Act Like Owners

Ever hear negative comments about your business, team, product or service and think, “They (your employees or colleagues) know better than that. We have a protocol for a reason. If it were their business—their reputation on the line, they’d put forth more effort and make better decisions.” How do you find employees who act like owners? On a twenty-minute boat Read More >

Doing Work That Matters To You

“I want a job that feels like I’m doing work that matters!” Doing work that matters to you seems like it should come naturally.  But it can take some work to find the right work for you. While you may not need to look for a new career to find meaning or purpose, finding a job that will make you Read More >

The Secret To Getting The Kind of Results You Crave

Ever find yourself thinking, “If they would just do _____, then we can make progress and I can feel good about the direction we’re headed.” Concerned that you’ll keep getting the same results with a particular person (or people), you keep trying to get them to show up earlier, stay later, put more effort into each project, communicate better, and Read More >

What To Do When Fear Keeps Stopping You From Doing Work That Matters

How do you pursue the work you’ve been put on this planet to do when the work you care about causes, at times, surges of adrenaline that make rest nearly impossible? Why go through the painstaking process of putting yourself out there when it might not work? With these types of “what if’s” going through your mind… “What if… …it Read More >

4 Critical Questions You Need To Ask Before Giving Critical Feedback

Ever find yourself desperately wanting to give another person feedback, but also struggling with the possibility of their defensiveness? You want to help them get better results, but you don’t want to waste your time or energy with someone who may be reactive. This is exactly where I found myself when I first met David Addi of Big Daddy Addi Read More >

How to Stop Wasting Your Valuable Energy

Where in your life do you spend your time and energy focused on trying to get other people to change, rather than challenging and changing yourself? In December of 2017, we headed up to the Catskills in New York. It’s not exactly the right direction to travel from Maryland during that time of year, but I figured some time with Read More >