Senior Leaders Float Above the Business

Blog #280 I just completed a coaching call with a senior leader who is wonderfully smart, energetic, happy, but professionally, she is completely drowning – buried deep in the weeds. She has recently been elevated to a senior leadership position. In order for her to be successful, there are many things she will need to do; most importantly, she will need to transition from being a fantastic doer of tasks

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Team, Trust, and a Government Audit

Blog #279 I recently received one of those letters in the mail that all business owners occasionally get, yet no business owner likes: a notice of an audit for employment insurance. Not a big deal, but it did contain the words “government” and “audit”, so as an entrepreneur, my natural reaction is not a happy smile and a warm, fuzzy feeling inside. As a dyslexic, especially when it comes to

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Group Clarity Time

Blog #278 As the saying goes, “The cobbler’s children have no shoes.” Recently, I was able to get together with the core people on my team for a multi-day retreat. We met at our new second home/small retreat house in the high country of Colorado – and it worked great! Throughout our time there, we focused on team health and annual planning during the daylight hours then did something fun

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Three Steps for Creating Your Visualization of Success

Blog #277 I am huge believer in having a clear vision of where you are headed…which also happens to be one of the key factors in living life proactively rather than reactively. This concept can be applied to organizations, departments, individuals, couples, even families. Documenting a clear vision then creating a precise strategy to achieve that vision begins to turbocharge whatever this process is applied to. Generally speaking, people do

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Gratitude, Abundance, and Opportunities

Blog #276  During this holiday season, I have been reflecting on how grateful I am to live in such abundant and exciting times. I feel like I am the luckiest cat on the planet – and I believe it! I further believe that we are all the luckiest individuals on the planet. Now, I can hear some of you saying, “Here we go with the hippy voodoo stuff again.” I

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Meet Your Team Where They Are

Blog #275  It took me a long time to fully embrace that as a leader, teacher, facilitator, advisor, and coach, I need to meet the people I work with where they are at in order for them to grow. Often, when we learn a new tool, process, or technique, we want to teach this to the people we work with, though it may not be what they need at the

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Tools for Building Trust and Communication With Your Team

Blog #274 In my last few blogs, I have talked about helping senior leaders transition from being doers to legitimately effective leaders. I have discovered that senior leaders need to do the following three things for this to be a successful transition: Truly start thinking Become teachers, facilitators, and coaches Build communication and trust Last week’s post focused on becoming teachers, facilitators, and coaches. In this post, we will discuss

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Senior Leaders Must Be Teachers, Facilitators, and Coaches

Blog #273 Over the last couple of weeks, I have been discussing how I assist senior leaders with transitioning from doing to leading. In order for this process to be successful, they should do the following: Truly start thinking Become teachers, facilitators, and coaches Build communication and trust Last week’s post focused on thinking. This week, we will talk about the importance of leaders becoming teachers, facilitators, and coaches. In

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Stop Doing, Start Thinking

Last week, I stated that when working with senior leaders, one of my primary objectives is to help them transition from being doers to thinking leaders. For this to happen, they need to do three things: Truly start thinking Become teachers, facilitators, and coaches Build communication and trust In this post, we will focus on the first point: thinking. When I talk about thinking and senior-level leaders, I am referring

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Three Steps to Becoming an Effective Leader

Blog #271 When working with a leadership team, the CEO, or even the owner, one of my biggest objectives is for them to stop being “doers” and to start “leading”. For this to happen, they need to do three things: Truly start thinking Become teachers, facilitators, and coaches Build communication and trust In this post, we will review these from a high level then I will provide a full blog

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