NFL Quarterback Andrew Luck’s surprise retirement shocked people across the country. The number one draft pick in the NFL in 2012, Luck lead his team to the playoffs his first three years in the NFL. Many expected him to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game. At age 29, still […]
A personality type works extremely well in many scenarios, and poorly in others. Every personality comes with its advantages and disadvantages.
The greatest challenge to our own productivity is ourselves. Small changes have the potential for profound impact.
Two weeks ago I posted a picture of myself with my youngest in a baby carrier while working in my home office. (This post can be found on LinkedIn here.) The moment sparked a powerful reflection on my attempt to juggle work-life balance, and how terrible of a job I felt I have been doing. […]
Motivating a team is challenging. Learn these 10 ways to motivate your team.
A common question I receive from those I coach is how to manage difficult team members, including millennials. The reason this question arises frequently is simple: leading people is hard! Every individuals is unique, responds to different styles, prefers different communication, and more. After working with leaders for years, one powerful solution exists to help you […]
Throughout my career I’ve struggled leaving work at the office. When I ran an addiction treatment center, the challenges of days regularly followed me home whether it was questioning what I did with a certain client, formulating a plan for the next day, or running through tough conversations needed with my employees. I know I’m […]
Everyone has a dark side. You know what I’m talking about – that part of your personality you try to hide from others. Whether it’s when you get flustered, stressed, bored, disengaged or some other trigger, and another side of you takes over. The next acts can vary: you interrupt others, speak boldly, step on […]
Many articles, blogs, and books describe the “right” way to be a strong employee, effective manager, etc. Let’s be honest, there are a variety of skills, techniques, and experience influence one’s effectiveness in the workplace. Just applying new technique, management style, or latest business catchphrase often creates minimal impact. I approach personal effectiveness in the […]
The professional environment continues to shift in the 21st century. From cubicles, to shared space, from working in an office, to working from a distance. One constant throughout it all is that most people work alongside colleagues. Coworkers can be a source of joy or pain depending on how you view these relationships. Here are […]