Turning Managers into Leaders and People Power Into Results

mental health sick leave

Bouncing back from (or preventing) mental health sick leave

Mental health has always been an issue, but the pandemic brought it to the surface…

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compassion at work

Offering to help others IS compassion at work

Today’s post is strategy #4 in our series on tools to build more compassion at…

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The enemy of creativity is impossible

All the organizational leaders I speak to assert that they want innovation and creativity in…

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I versus We – both are powerful in different situations

In my leadership and communication programs, I often teach how to use “I” language to reduce defensiveness in others, particularly when trying to convey a message that may be perceived as negative.   “I” language is a very powerful communication tool

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compassionate leader

A compassionate leader takes the time to get to know their staff better

In our last video in this series on strategies to be a more compassionate leader, I talked about the importance of increasing your self-awareness, with a goal of recognizing when things aren’t right with your people. Get to know your

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When you improve your self-awareness, you build your compassion

In my last video in this series, I kicked off a brand-new series on tips to create a more compassionate workplace.  One of the first places to start in building your compassionate leadership is by increasing your own self-awareness as

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better decisions

Be aware of Solomon’s Paradox, and make better decisions

We have all, at some time or another, fallen victim to Solomon’s Paradox.   If you are in a leadership role, it is worth taking the time to understand this phenomenon, if for no other reason than it might help you

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role model

You are a role model – so walk the talk!

About eight years ago, I blogged about a very disturbing situation involving a Texas (so-called) veterinarian Kristen Lindsey and her now infamous cat kill.  Needless to say, this story still horrifies me.  But as difficult as it was to write

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compassionate workplace

Why should you create a more compassionate workplace?

In today’s blog post, I’m kicking off a brand-new video tip series on tools to create a more compassionate workplace.  This is the first of several videos this year on this topic. Does a compassionate workplace make a difference? A

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