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 >

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 >

Why People Lose Their Spark At Work

Look around you. How many enthusiastic, dedicated, passionate, grounded people (please count) surround you every day at work? Not many? You’re not alone. According to Gallup, just thirty percent of the global workforce is actively seeking ways to contribute, collaborate and grow. Why is that? Why don’t more people show up with energy and enthusiasm for their work? While there 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 >

A Simple Strategy For Finding Great People

Ever wonder how some leaders attract the most dedicated, loyal and hardworking team members? What are they doing… differently? You wonder, as you watch talented people vie for a position under their leadership. While there are many great answers to this question, one stands out—they see beyond self-limiting beliefs and harness greatness. Walking on the beach in Rehoboth, DE, in Read More >

Why Limiting Praise Diminishes Trust

Last week, we addressed the reason you don’t get compliments and what to do about it. This week, let’s take a deep dive on why leaders (often unknowingly) avoid praising their team, and consequently miss out on the opportunity to strengthen trust, engagement and productivity. Said simply, leaders avoid praising their team because of a faulty belief—praising others signals weakness 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 >

Here’s How to Strengthen Your Leadership Presence

You’ve seen the magnetizing pull some leaders have on the people around them. You want that for yourself, and in some cases, you’ve even been told it’s needed to be successful. “When you walk in the room,” your boss or mentor tells you, “You need to present a more senior profile and own the room.” In an effort to gain Read More >