The art of staying focused

The art of staying focused

Staying focused is hard to do. There are so many personal and professional things that are constantly trying to get your attention and pull you away from what you are working on.  How well do you do staying focused on your task? There is certainly an art to...
Navigate change and conflict

Navigate change and conflict

Life is full of conflict and changes whether we like it or not. Look no further than the last two years across the world to see how change and conflict have impacted each of us in a personal way. While we generally don’t like conflict on a personal level you are...
Finding Leadership in rocks

Finding Leadership in rocks

A box of rocks may not look like a source of inspiration for your own leadership journey, but the long journey that those rocks took in order to be made can offer us a reminder of our own continued growth.  Today we are going to find leadership in the three...
Finding Leadership in Chess

Finding Leadership in Chess

Chess is a game that I can honestly say, that I’m ok at but would not do well against a seasoned player. I do love the concept of chess though. Utilizing the same starting resources with the winner being determined by strategic planning and ability to adapt...
Be your own best boss

Be your own best boss

Sometimes, we push ourselves so hard to be a great leader of others that we forget about ourselves in the process. I’ve seen leaders burn themselves out, lose their passion, and have a drop in health among other things because they didn’t lead themselves...
Overcoming unconscious

Overcoming unconscious

Unconscious bias, or implicit association, plays a part in all of our lives and how we lead others. Last week we discussed what this kind of bias is and what the types of unconscious bias are. Today we are jumping into finding it in our own lives and then strategies...
Understanding Unconcious Bias

Understanding Unconcious Bias

Unconscious bias is something that each of us deals with on a daily basis. If you had a flat tire would you ask a man or woman to help you? Who would you ask to help sew up a hole in your shirt?  Who is more likely to ask for directions if they are lost? These...
Communicating vision to others

Communicating vision to others

Communicating the vision for your team or organization is one of the most important things that you can do as a leader. Without a focused vision, employees can become lost in the meaning of their work, become unproductive, and have a higher chance of leaving to work...