Leadership Mindset

A leadership mindset is crucial for professional and business success. Far too often, I see leaders promoted into roles because of individual contributions, connections, or just the ability to interview well. Over the last few weeks, I’ve touched on important...

Leadership Courage

Leadership Courage is not something we talk about right now. Transparency and empathy seem to fill blogs and articles right now. And those are good things, but they are not the only thing. Recently, I’ve seen leaders in my circle take courageous actions to move...

Creating a Clear Vision: Why it Matters

One of the most important roles of a leader is creating a clear vision for the business.  It can be challenging to create a strong vision, but it’s worth the time and effort. A company’s vision should include things like revenue, team size, expense, number...

Having Difficult Conversations: A Primer for Leaders

In my career, having difficult conversations with my team members was always tricky. I coded these conversations as conflict. And conflict is something I’d almost always prefer to avoid. Early in my career, I could work around it. I didn’t lead people. My worst case...

The Power of Leadership Self Awareness

I have a confession to make. Early in my leadership career, I didn’t have a lot of self awareness. Decision-making was a big struggle for me. The ideas weren’t lacking, landing on one and sticking with it though? That was a big challenge. The Innovator...

How to Have Difficult Conversations at Work

How do you get employees to perform better? How do you communicate effectively with them, and how can you overcome your conflict aversion when a difficult conversation is required? These are all questions that every business leader faces at one point or another....