Bad Apples and TeamWork

A growing body of research suggests that having just a few nasty, lazy or incompetent characters around can ruin the performance of a team.

Mindset Matrix of threat and opportunity

The mindset matrix is meant to be explored through your current mindset, and try to different approaches to break stuckness with your current problems.

5 Behaviors Expected of Leaders

Behavioral Value we expect from Leadership. People on teams are influential at creating self-sanctioning actions for maladaptive behaviors.

Better follow up as a manager

What you follow up on is what gets done. The 8 questions will serve as a scaffold to continue to make progress on your work.

Leadership Behavior Change

Have you ever tried to change your leadership behavior? Have you ever received 360-Leadership feedback and attempted to make changes? I am not a fan of dramatic aha moments! I don’t believe that change happens by breaking out of your comfort zone or that for you to change you need some shock to your system. Most change … Continued

solution-focused coaching finding what works video

I had the honor of sharing the SOLVEDmethod solution-focused team and leadership coaching with ATD Buffalo Niagara,  above is an excellent video they made from our time. What Is SOLVED? SOLVED is an acronym for a process of solution-finding. While using the cards, you can choose to use them in the SOLVED order – initially suggested – … Continued

Asking questions is a valuable leadership skill

Asking questions is a valuable leadership skill, and it trips you up. Some challenges that I’ve heard other leaders say about asking questions: What questions do I ask? I’m not sure that they are meaningful enough. But, I know how to solve the problem – why wouldn’t I tell them what to do? I feel … Continued

Managing People is Everyone’s Weakness

Image In a workshop, I was approached by a new manager, and they said, “I am new to managing, and managing people is one of my weaknesses – what can I do?”  I shared that Managing People is Everyone’s Weakness …. and below are 8 ideas I shared for leadership. Managing People is Everyone’s Weakness There … Continued