9 Lessons Being an Entrepreneur Has Taught Me about Leadership

#1- It’s up to you! All the entrepreneurs I’ve met, including myself, have all created business’ based on their passion and a problem they want to solve. The idea is based on who they are and how they see the world. It becomes the foundation of the company and its vision (the dream) and mission (how the dream will be … Read More

5 Skill Sets Every Successful Leader Needs to Develop

Inner Game Leaders, whether managers or not, have a vision of the world and how it could be. Through influence and passion, they inspire others to take action. Leaders are adept at creating a vision, mission, and strategy for their group and community. Along with demonstrating the values that are important, leaders become the figures we look to to guide … Read More

How to Set Expectations That Set Your Team Up for Success- Part 3

Start with Yourself You expect a lot of yourself! You are driven and want to do a good job. I know you want to be a better leader. I bet if I asked you could list off 5-10 things you’d like to be better at. Take a moment to create agreements with yourself based on what’s most important to accomplish … Read More

How to Set Expectations That Set Your Team Up for Success- Part 2

Good leaders clearly set expectations and detail outcomes, then they step back and provide their team autonomy to their team about how they do the work. This leaves space for uncertainty, creativity, and development for your team. Telling your team how puts you in the role of a micro-manager and slows their development. The how is a great place for … Read More

How to Set Expectations That Set Your Team Up for Success

With the new year kicked off, it’s fascinating to watch the stream of posts on social media about how to better plan for the year and the best techniques for doing a year-end review. Listening to the debate over setting intentions, goals or a theme for the year. While others don’t want to set intentions at all. When it comes … Read More

Create a Culture You Long to Belong to

To be super simple, culture is created by the behaviors and decisions you make. Your actions mold policy, reactions to problems, and more. Your values, priorities, and ways of treating people will model to others what’s important and acceptable. You create the environment you work in. If you can’t walk the talk, then don’t talk the talk. Nothing erodes culture … Read More

Creating Space for Authentic Conversation

After writing last’s week’s post Change starts with you and me. It’s time to speak up. I’ve been thinking more about our ability to engage in authentic and courageous dialogue. In regards to last week’s post one person commented, “Conversation, sounds like a relic from a time and place far far away…” It’s time for us to dust off the … Read More

Change Starts With You and Me. It’s Time to Speak Up.

Many of us are so often doing things in a state of reaction, or because of shame and we don’t realize we are. Shame and guilt pervade our days, that we don’t realize how much of our lives is dictated by other people’s beliefs and expectations. Here are some personal examples from my life that you may relate to. We … Read More

Are Your Should’s and Supposed to’s Holding You Back?

Many of us are so often doing things in a state of reaction, or because of shame and we don’t realize we are. Shame and guilt pervade our days, that we don’t realize how much of our lives is dictated by other people’s beliefs and expectations. Here are some personal examples from my life that you may relate to. We … Read More