You Can Be A Leader Too!

What’s your idea of a leader? Many people I have encountered from different walks of life and career paths do not see themselves as or consider themselves leaders. Why is this so? I think most people have an ill-conceived notion of who a leader is. They see power suits, business lunches, and having employees. This is not always the case. Read More >

The Journey from Uninspired to Great-full

Just three years ago, I was so uninspired that I found myself walking around literally asking people, “What makes me unique? What makes me valuable?” It was frustrating, and exhausting. I kept hoping someone’s answer would fill void I felt inside. Alas, they couldn’t give me that answer – I needed to find it for myself. Three grueling years of Read More >

How to Get Unstuck and Get Moving

Nearly every person I’ve met at one point or another in their life has needed to get unstuck. They have either been doing the same thing over and over again or just don’t know what the next step should be. The exact same thing happened to me and here, I share my story of how I got unstuck. In 2005, Read More >

Land Your Dream Opportunity: An Interview with Zephan Moses Blaxberg

Just two years ago, Zephan was working a full time job with a top technology company and was frustrated with his inability to do the work he loved. Since we went to the same gym, I got to experience not only his struggles, but also his breakthroughs. Nearly every day, he lamented about the customers he had to deal with, Read More >

3 Steps to Resolving Team Conflict

Your Question: How do I resolve team conflict? How do I get team members to move past their history and associated baggage to do what is best for the team or organization? My Answer: This question is often posed from a “generational conflict” perspective, yet the solution is very much the same. Conflict between team members from different generations arises Read More >

How to Get Chosen for the Task

Reader Question: How do I get more opportunities to contribute? Why doesn’t my boss (or colleagues) pick me for projects? How do I get chosen? Another great question! Not only have I gotten this question, I’ve heard many leaders get the same one. Back in January, Wendy Wolock decided to start a non-profit. She had lots of time to think Read More >

7 Ways to Replace Complaining With Lasting Commitment

Getting work done through others is exhausting when your team is full of complainers. They come to you with problems, rather than solutions, and find creative ways to engage their co-workers in their negativity. Cheryl, the chief operations officer of a technology company on the west coast was so frustrated with negative “water cooler” conversations that she considered firing a Read More >

How a Humble Historian Can Make You a Better Leader

Primarily, we measure the success or failure of employee (and even customer) engagement by how dedicated they are to us, our product/service, our company, etc. Yet, we fail to measure the actions that motivate such caring. By “engagement,” I mean getting them to focus on and care about what we decide is important. If we wanted to get a tree Read More >

One Entrepreneur’s Secrets To Success: Interview with Kate Erickson

Kate Erickson is a creator, engager and implementer over at EntrepreneurOnFire, a 7-day a week podcast that interviews today’s most inspiring and successful entrepreneurs. She is also the host of Kate’s Take: The EntrepreneurOnFire Audio Blog and author of The Fire Path: A Beginner’s Guide to Growing Your Online Business. She was fun to interview – enjoy! Having been both Read More >