Tips to Navigate Change in Your Organization

Tips to Navigate Change in Your Organization

Change is here to stay, and to a certain extent, it is always disruptive. Regardless of whether you are planning a large change or an update of some kind, engaging employees through effective communication is key. It can compress the transition and minimize the...
Get Comfortable with the Unknown

Get Comfortable with the Unknown

As a leader, you may not have all the answers. That’s okay. Leadership is about building a vision, informing employees and simplifying so people know what to do. Leaders create clarity out of ambiguity, simplify the complex, convert challenges into opportunities, and...
When It’s Time for a New Direction…

When It’s Time for a New Direction…

It takes courage to move your business in a new direction, and change can be difficult. Change is also an opportunity for great success — individually, as a team and as an organization. Here’s what else you need to change direction. For more information on...
Four Tips for More Meaningful Communication

Four Tips for More Meaningful Communication

One of the most practical, highest return on investment activities is communicating to engage. A Dale Carnegie infographic on employee engagement states that companies with engaged employees outperform those without by up to 202%. The infographic goes on to list tips...
When You Have to Just Say ‘No’

When You Have to Just Say ‘No’

Saying ‘no’ to a colleague, boss or customer can be difficult. It can also build trust and strengthen your business (and personal) relationships. How? What’s more important than the words you use is the intention behind them. Try these problem-solving tips the...
Are you an expert or a visionary?

Are you an expert or a visionary?

Functional experts are often promoted into bigger and bigger roles without preparation for the adjustments they need to make to truly lead. Essential to bridging the gap from technician to leader is building and sharing a vision that stirs employees’ passion and...

6 Tips for Offering Constructive Feedback

Feedback is a blessing. Consider this: When you’re shopping for that perfect dress or suit, you have to stand in front of a mirror that reflects at three angles in order to see the whole picture. In our day-to-day lives, we normally only see the mirror that’s straight...
Transformational Change: CEO Magazine Blog Series

Transformational Change: CEO Magazine Blog Series

Organizational transformation is complex and ambiguous. How do we mitigate these challenges when high-expectation investors, escalating global competition and disruptive technologies all demand rapid, seamless and effective change? Check out my three-part blog on...