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Giving Feedback At The Mid-Year Performance Review

  I’ve spent the past few weeks talking about the importance of the mid-year performance review particularly during the pandemic. Giving effective feedback is a leadership competency that is crucial in your one-on-one discussions with...

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Communication TIPS for Midyear Performance Check-ins

  As I mentioned in my previous BLOG, performance reviews can be viewed as one of the most dreaded workplace rituals.  There’s no two ways about it—effective face-to-face performance reviews play an essential role in...

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Leveraging Employee Superpowers & Positive Leadership Practices

May’s blog series on leadership competencies to lead through our current crisis and beyond wraps up  with this article on leveraging your team members’ superpowers and positive leadership practices. My hope is that these tips and...

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Hiring Great People Is An Art

The first ingredient in my leadership secret sauce blog series is about the critical importance of employee selection and hiring. The people you hire impact your entire organization and team. Ultimately you can pin the success or failure of...

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Self Awareness & Self Regulation During COVID-19

"My fault, my failure, is not in the passions I have, but in my lack of control of them." -- Jack Kerouac In last week’s blog, I wrote about Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and its importance as a leader during this time of the...

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Job Benchmarking: Compare Talent to the Job Benchmark

  Job benchmarking is a tool used to measure the behaviors, motivators and competencies needed for success for a given job. In our previous posts in this series, we’ve discussed the four building blocks of job benchmarking....

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Job BenchMarking: Defining & Prioritizing Key Accountabilities

Our previous post The Job Benchmarking Process: Identifying the Job and Gather Stakeholders and Subject Matter Experts, spoke about evaluating current jobs to determine if they are relevant to the current and future company strategy using subject...

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Identify the Job Using Key Stakeholders

  In this BLOG series introduction post, The 4 Building Blocks of Job Benchmarking, we revealed the key components of developing an effective job-benchmarking program. To recap, we identified the building blocks as:   Identify the job...

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The Power of Leadership Coaching

  Leader coaching is an invaluable tool to grow as a leader of others. I find guiding clients through the process uncovers many “aha!” moments of self-discovery. Thanks to the highly effective assessment tools I utilize in...

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Lead Using Social Intelligence

If you’ve been following along in the leader coaching process this month, you’ve probably learned a lot about yourself. Now it’s time to learn about others, particularly as they relate to you and your world. When you understand...

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