How My First Boss Saved Me From Failing

I was 23 years old, in my first professional job and I was failing big-time. My boss had recently handed me a list of five-hundred names and phone numbers and instructed me to cold call them. I picked up the phone and started dialing. I felt a palpable sense of fear and anxiety as I[…]

Good Leaders Promote Emotional Well-Being

Things don’t make you happy, but experiences and relationships do. Highly productive people understand this and apply it in their own lives to maintain spiritual and emotional well-being. Great leaders also leverage this truth to create a positive culture and get the most out of their people. If you survey the happiness literature, one theme[…]

7 Leadership Lessons from a CEO

I recently had an opportunity to hear Gail McGovern speak to a group of high-potential leaders at the American Red Cross headquarters in Washington, DC. She shared her personal history from her early career at AT&T where she started as a computer programmer and rose to Executive Vice President. There were a lot of lessons[…]

How to Use Stretch Assignments for Employee Development

Are you struggling to find the budget to pay for employee development? Or maybe you’ve found that there aren’t any upcoming seminars or outside learning experiences available for your team. Research shows that some of the best employee development tools exist within your own organization, and they’re free. These free employee development opportunities are found[…]

5 Essential Tips for Coaching Talent Through Storytelling

Research  shows that adults are particularly well-suited to learn through stories. The right story told at the right time can be much more powerful than just telling people how to do their job differently. Think of the best speeches or presentations you’ve heard. What do you remember most? Maybe you can recall a statistic or[…]