The Power of Engagement Surveys

The Power of Engagement Surveys

Does your company conduct employee engagement surveys?  For some of you, the answer is an easy “Yes!”  But if I asked you how the survey results were used to make positive changes, you might find that question harder. Unfortunately, this is not uncommon. Gartner...
On Being Present

On Being Present

Exceptional leaders distinguish themselves because of superior self-leadership. —Daniel Goleman Effective leaders know the importance of self-leadership – acknowledging their strengths and opportunities and then taking action to move towards their goals...
From Entitled to Authentic – Part II

From Entitled to Authentic – Part II

A lot of leaders who have climbed to the top think they’ve made it. They believe the journey is over. But the reality is that they haven’t “made it”. Their position is, in the simplest terms, recognition that someone thought they were qualified to lead. In...
From Entitled to Authentic – Part I

From Entitled to Authentic – Part I

During my many years in corporate America, I worked for some great leaders. Sometimes I didn’t even work on their team, yet I still would have gone the extra mile if they had asked. But I’ve also known and worked for some horrible leaders. Those that used a very...
The Bridge Builder

The Bridge Builder

He would leave very early in the morning saying he was going out for a newspaper. A few hours and cups of coffee later, my dad would return not only with the paper, but with stories far more interesting than the ones in print. On his early morning journeys, he would...
Building Inclusive Workplaces – Part II

Building Inclusive Workplaces – Part II

Organizations are like sponges. The messages leadership sends through an organization get repeated and ultimately come out in what associates do and sometimes even end up believing. I’ve found that when we positively reinforce the types of things we want to see;...