Book Group, What I'm Reading

A Book for These Divisive Times

I'm going to admit: whenever someone is mainstream enough that Oprah endorses them, it usually prompts me to turn and run in the other direction. It's not that I don't like Oprah - it's that I prefer to carve my own path and avoid things that seem trendy. As a result, although I loved Brené… Continue reading A Book for These Divisive Times

leadership, Reflections & Questions, tips

Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.

It's fun to play Santa and dole out generous year-end bonuses and raises. But what if your sack is a bit light this year and instead you feel like the Grinch? Been there, done that. It's never fun to tell someone - ESPECIALLY great performers - that there's just not money to reward them. And… Continue reading Been there, done that: Telling an employee he isn’t getting a raise.

leadership, tips

One SIMPLE way to improve your effectiveness

I've seen a lot of leaders struggling to wrangle everything that's thrown at them and regain a bit of sanity in their weeks. Time and time again, I've seen one change have a huge impact on their ability to break the cycle. So what is it? Block one hour each day for planning/thinking time.  Seems… Continue reading One SIMPLE way to improve your effectiveness