Comfort in the Workplace

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Storytime - Interview Success Through Storytelling

June 30th, 2019

So you landed an interview for that big role you have been eyeing.   Excellent.  How are you going to prepare?  Are you going to play defense and prepare for every question that could be asked or are you going to go on the offense and make sure you are selling what makes you special?  The best way to showcase what you have to offer is through storytelling and painting a picture of your value add.

First 30: Leading a Multi-Year Strategy Project

June 16th, 2019

Congratulations, that big strategy project has finally been approved and funded and now you’re being asked to manage this massive multi-year project.  Man, the pressure is on.  Some are excited about the possibilities, others are skeptic about the ambition, and everyone is having trouble swallowing the price tag!  So how should you handle your first 30 days?

Comfort = Lazy??? No Way!!!

June 9th, 2019

In a recent post I was accused of promoting a lazy workplace.  In this episode I want to reinforce the principles of Comfort in the Workplace.  I will also give you my take on how to approach situations when your message is being misinterpreted and when it may be appropriate for you to adjust the packaging of your message to better resonate.

Objective Perspective

June 2nd, 2019

Maintaining a fierce commitment to objectivity can be powerful and valuable to you as a leader.  In this episode I give you my take on a Harvard Business Review article on being an objective leader and I share with you my thoughts on how being objective has helped me learn and grown and has opened up new opportunities for my career.

Good Decisions, Bad Decisions - You Know I’ve Had My Share

May 26th, 2019

Nobody is perfect.  We all make good and bad decisions.  As leaders it is important that we recognize that our decisions build a reputation.  In order or us to have a reputation of dependability and reliability we need to approach our decisions with decisiveness and the willingness to adjust.  I share with you my thoughts on big decisions, why you should pay attention to the small stuff, and how to approach making bad decisions.

Naturally Speaking - How to Use Natural Conversation to Conduct an Interview

May 19th, 2019

Natural conversation is by far a better way to evaluate a candidate in the interview process.  I share with you my tips on how to use natural conversation to effectively assess a candidate and compare that candidate to the other candidates being interviewed. Check out Twitter to chat about this episode.

Start Me Up - Moving Your Team from New Request to Execution

May 12th, 2019

A new request comes in to your team and they have trouble moving from getting the request to execution.  They have meeting after meeting and seem to be discussing the same things over and over again.  Some if it may be a normal part of getting alignment on how to approach the execution, but it can be done more efficiently.  I share with you why I think this happens, tips on how to make it more efficient and tools to help facilitate through the process.  Check out my Twitter to chat about today's episode.

First 30: Taking Over Your Existing Team

April 7th, 2019

Taking over to lead your existing team is both exciting and a tough challenge.  I share with you my experience with a few challenging times that I took over my existing team, my tips for establishing your leadership in the first 30 days and how you can approach shaping the team's objectives in the first 30 days. Check out my Instagram or Twitter to chat about today's episode.

Developing Our Future Leaders

March 31st, 2019

Leadership development is a leadership responsibility that is so easy to overlook.  I know that as leaders we are extremely busy and need to prioritize every minute of every day.  In this episode I share with you how I focus my efforts and the company's resource.  I also share with you how I follow through to make sure we get the most out of our efforts and investment.  Check out my Instagram or Twitter to chat about this episode.

Social Media Puzzle 2

March 24th, 2019

I'm still trying to solve the Social Media Puzzle.  In this episode I give you an update on my journey, tie back to what I said I was going to do in Episode 11, share new lessons learned, and talk about my plans for what's next.  Check out my Instagram or Twitter to chat about this episode.