8 Ways to Be A Transparent Leader

Transparency in leadership is a relatively new idea.  In the past, we were taught to hold our cards closely and not to be vulnerable because it was weak.  We know today that the opposite is true.  Yes, we need to attach a level of appropriateness to being vulnerable...

The Value of Connection

I once heard a very seasoned CEO comment about the fact that when he achieved his first CEO position two very strange things happened; suddenly, he was never wrong, and his jokes got funnier! We’ve all heard the statement “it’s lonely at the top” and for some executives this is their reality. Who do they share their passions with? Who do they share their frustrations with? Who do they share their fears with? Who do they share their dreams with? When you are in a leadership position people look to you for vision, inspiration, direction, reassurance…so where do you look to for all those same things? Who do you connect with to draw energy, inspiration and support?

Leadership Generosity

I don’t know how many of you follow Fast Company magazine. If you don’t and you are into innovation and progressive thinking you might want to! Anyway, today has been renamed Generosity Day (see article for more info....

Leading with Positive Intention – Part 1

Think about your day yesterday…how many times did you think positively about a team member vs. think about how that person was not living up to your expectations…wasn’t trying hard enough…didn’t care about the outcome as much as you? The list can go on and on! What...

Leadership and Parenting

We were a group of coaches talking about leadership at a retreat this summer and as we were talking about “what defines good leadership”. We were listing the attributes of a good leader and I couldn’t help but think to myself…hmmm – sounds like parenting...