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....

Three Keys to Delegate More Effectively

The biggest challenge for new leaders is figuring out how to delegate effectively. To do this, you need to clearly articulate your vision and then break it down into specific tasks that are manageable for the person you’re delegating the work to. Clear Path Coaching...

Why do new leaders fail?

What was your first significant leadership role? How well prepared did you feel for it?  Who helped you learn to become a leader? Companies often promote high-performing employees into leadership roles and just assume they will know what to do. Why? Because the...