Building Relationships

August 28, 2014

The Art of Transparency

  As leaders, it is critical that we are able to engage with our teams, be seen as trustworthy, and position ourselves to lead with influence.  One way to accomplish this is to increase the level of transparency throughout the organization.  In fact, a recent survey indicates job seekers value transparency in a company more […]
August 20, 2014

Blog Roundup: Culture Change

  Change is necessary, inevitable, and not always easy. As an individual, managing our own change is challenge enough, but as a leader, managing change throughout an organization filled with various teams, departments, and employees takes additional capabilities. Planning for it, following a process that works, and committing ourselves to the change can make all […]
August 14, 2014

Trust and Leadership

  There have been scores of books, blogs, and articles written on the importance of trust in leadership. Most experts, authors, gurus and thinkers agree that without trust you cannot lead. You may be able to herd,or coerce, or corral, or even intimidate, but you cannot lead. And while leaders everywhere would probably agree that […]
July 30, 2014

6 Ways to Engage Your New Hire on Their First Day

  Starting a new job is a challenge.  As a new hire, there are so many questions and unknowns that it can add extra stress to the process of starting a new job. Great employers do whatever they can to minimize as many of these anxiety provoking experiences.  They know that doing so helps the […]
July 12, 2010

Don’t Just Build a Career, Create Potential

  I’ve worked with a lot of folks lately who have had a change in careers or are looking for a new one and one thing keeps becoming clearer to me as I have conversations with these folks. It’s not about the ground gained, it’s about the potential created. So many people who were focused […]
April 18, 2009

Building Relationships 2.0

  Back when I was building the website for my business my web designer suggested that in order to improve my network and my “web presence” I should join a site called Twitter. My first question was “what the heck is Twitter?” after which he mumbled something about where I lived and a rock. My […]