Nailing Performance Reviews

Fall is not my favorite season but I’m coming around to a few things it has to offer (though not a one of them is pumpkin spice). I am loving the smell of fall, both inside and outside. OK so I’ve always loved the ‘inside’ smells of fall. Cooking is a passion of mine soContinue reading “Nailing Performance Reviews”

Authentically Influencing

Often when we’re trying to influence someone it is to do something that we want them to do or think is right for them. You try to get your kids to make healthy food choices, get your spouse to get things done around the house, or get your team to beat a deadline that willContinue reading “Authentically Influencing”

What Does Success Look Like?

What is the definition of success? What would it look like for you to be successful right now? How about in 10 years? Are both(or either) of those different from how you would have defined success 10 years ago? Hopefully you’re able to answer each of those questions. Meaning, you know what you want, youContinue reading “What Does Success Look Like?”

We’re Meant to have Seasons; A Lesson from Trees

While we were living in our rental home we got to have a huge oak tree right in the front yard. It was beautiful. It has been there so long that the rope or the homemade swing is fully embedded into its branch. It created amazing shade in the summer and a slight cover forContinue reading “We’re Meant to have Seasons; A Lesson from Trees”

Making the Right Decision

When it comes to my kids, I tell them just like I see it. I don’t sugar coat or lie about things they want to do. I don’t bubble wrap them or take a bunch of precautions to keep them from getting hurt. I just don’t, and never have. When they were crawling down steps,Continue reading “Making the Right Decision”

Leading Without Expertise

Have you ever tried to be the expert at something? Have you put in the hours to learn the craft, the effort to truly understand and improve, and risk your ego by either competing or reaching out for help to bring you beyond where you can go on your own? It takes a lot toContinue reading “Leading Without Expertise”

Impacting My Reputation

There is a lot of talk around biases in recent years, which is a good thing. Biases impact our view of a person before we know them based on a stereotype or a story we’ve told ourselves about ‘people like them.’ Biases hurt not only the person who is being stereotyped but also the greaterContinue reading “Impacting My Reputation”

How to Utilize an Assessment?

There are personality assessments, leadership assessments, organizational assessments, engagement assessments, the list goes on and on. How many have you taken over the years? Did you utilize the results? Did your company teach you how to utilize those results? Did you do it right? That last one sounds odd right. I mean, these are assessments,Continue reading “How to Utilize an Assessment?”