5 Feminine Attributes for Leaders of the Future

Not long ago I sat in a room filled with women professionals. During the discussion, many of them expressed the feeling that they have to be more like their male colleagues in order to have a 'seat at the table' and enjoy the same opportunities. That's not unusual. I frequently hear variations of this same comment. Hearing these talented and accomplished … [Read more...]

Catch the Vision of What’s Possible

Webster’s Dictionary defines vision simplistically as “a thought, concept, or object formed by the imagination.” We coaches think of vision as a desired future. A target we intend to reach. Author Gary R. Collins says, “It encourages people to think beyond what is and visualize what can be or will be.” I see vision as being like the box top, from a … [Read more...]

5 Spheres of Leadership Influence

You are a leader. Whether a formal or informal leader, you have influence over thousands of people over the course of your lifetime. Many of us are formal leaders with a title of authority. All of us are simply everyday leaders in the various areas of our lives. Lets break this down further to identify FIVE main areas of our lives in which we have … [Read more...]

5 Levels of Leadership Growth

Recently, I defined leadership as simply influence. I challenged you to accept that the question isn't whether or not you are a leader, but what kind of leader will you be? We'll begin to break this down further so that we understand the various spheres or areas of our lives and work where we can step up and intentionally lead (which I'll cover in a … [Read more...]

Leadership Defined (It’s Not What You Think)

Leadership. Everyone talks about it. It's become another popular phrase or buzz word in our culture today. Organizations spend thousands of dollars on hiring the "right" leader and dispensing leadership training and development. Most have dreams of being a leader. Few achieve it. It seems the majority of individuals don't think of themselves as a … [Read more...]

Goal Setting: ‘Just Do It’

Remember the Nike 'Just Do It' advertising campaign, launched in the 80's? With its no-excuses slogan and iconic swoosh logo, consumers began to identify their purchases with the prospect of achieving greatness. In 2013, Nike celebrated the campaign's 25th Anniversary by launching an inspirational film called "Possibilities." The film inspired viewers to … [Read more...]