March 28, 2023

Change Is Hard. Be Kind to Yourself as You Bounce.

“Grace, not perfection.” This statement (which also happens to be the title of one of my favorite books by Emily Ley) was sent to me by Allyson W. Anderson, the […]
March 19, 2023

Building Self-Awareness Into Your Company Culture

In my book The Busy Leader’s Handbook, Chapter 1 is on self-awareness and coachability. Self-awareness is one’s ability to perceive and understand the characteristics that make them who they are […]
March 13, 2023

Two Trust Builders: Saying, “I’m Sorry,” and Giving Good Explanations

It is never wrong to say, “I am sorry.” After the last three years, which have been very tough, forgiveness may be needed. I got an early view of research […]
March 6, 2023

Focus on Retention: Questions to Ask a New Employee

When I hear from leaders, staffing is almost always at or near the top of the biggest issues they are facing. It seems we are constantly asking ourselves, Do we have enough […]
February 27, 2023

To Retain New Employees, Look at How You’re Managing Creative Tension

I spend a lot of time inside organizations. A common thread I see is that there are many people who are either new to the organization or, if they’ve been […]