Intentional Transitions

Transitions can be challenging. They can also oftentimes be exciting and full of growth opportunities. Sometimes we choose them ourselves and sometimes they happen to us. The transition to a new and exciting job where our strengths and skills are utilized is very different than children leaving home and becoming an empty-nester. What is important … Continue reading Intentional Transitions

Victim – Player Mindset

Being a player gives you power. It puts you in control and helps you feel empowered. You will increase your influence and be better at responding to situations. Watch here as Fred Kofman expertly explains the victim-player dichotomy. You can also learn more by reading his book entitled, Conscious Business. Is this relevant in your … Continue reading Victim – Player Mindset

Giving Negative Feedback

Every now and then, we coaches have that ONE conversation that defines why we do what we do. That happened today. Today, I had the privilege of co-creating a new approach to ‘Giving Negative Feedback,’ a topic many people find challenging. What is challenging about giving negative feedback? It’s unpleasant, unpredictable and something many of … Continue reading Giving Negative Feedback

Leadership at Startups

photo credit: rocketspace.com As I reflect on my own experience at multiple startups and as I listen to others share their stories, it is apparent that leadership at startups can be unique. There are any number of challenges that are different at startups from more established organizations. One such challenge is individuals who may find … Continue reading Leadership at Startups

On the art of being assertive

How we communicate in any number of work and personal situations is an important aspect of how successful we are in our communication. It won’t come as a surprise to you that some people are introverted, quiet and hesitate to express their opinions in a group setting. Others can be domineering, aggressive and have a … Continue reading On the art of being assertive

Getting Along With Others

Negotiation skills are skills many of us need regularly at the same time as we find it difficult to use them when needed. Negotiation skills are useful in pretty much all aspects of life – contract negotiations, salary negotiations, project planning, parenting, family vacation planning and everything in-between. Negotiations skills can be used just in … Continue reading Getting Along With Others

Executive Presence

One enormously positive benefit of having a global network of both clients and colleagues is the chance to plug-in to the trending leadership and discussion topics around the world. One topic that has surfaced recently is that of Executive Presence. Definitely not a new topic, but one that has been of interest lately in my … Continue reading Executive Presence

A Healthy Body and a Healthy Mind

Twenty-twenty couldn’t have started out in a better way. After the intensity of the holiday period with lots of great food and family gatherings, we spent a week on a sports & exercise vacation.  We swam, ran, walked, hiked, played tennis, went to spinning and the gym. We ate lots of awesome grilled fish, canary … Continue reading A Healthy Body and a Healthy Mind

Lussebullar & the Culture Lab

source: kmloh.com This past week, here in Sweden, our dark mornings were filled with saffron buns (lussebullar) and children walking in processions singing Saint Lucia. It is such a beautiful time of year and really fills the day with light when we need it the most. How do you fill your and others’ days with … Continue reading Lussebullar & the Culture Lab