leadershipdevelopment

How to expand your tribe

  How to do get a more junior person to mentor you? I’m not expecting you to use those words when you approach them. You can, but there are other more organic ways. First things first, though, let’s get them into your circle. You’ve been too removed, Sis. Today’s #NSCJournalPrompt can put you well on your way. It’s just one more way to expand and activate your tribe.…

Build a relationship and their criticism will soften

We had a saying in corporate communications when it came to reputation management… sometimes you have to simply aim for fair and balanced because there may not be any winning. It’s especially true for your critics. But what if you could change that? Considering your interpersonal relationships: Have you learned that someone who actually has some meaningful impact on your career had something negative to say about you?…

Lyric Opera Chicago Taps NSC Coaching

It is rare that I post new business wins with organizations, but this one is pretty special and uncovers some work that I’ve been doing for some time in this industry, but never at this scale. Recently, I joined forces with @Lyric Opera Chicago to kick off an integrated engagement which blends, individual and group coaching, consulting, workshops and brainstorming to primarily assist their development teams and DE&I…

Ignoring the junior staff members?

In part two of our series on Assembling and Activating Your Tribe, we examine the benefit of having an uncommon group of people on your personal board—junior staff members. I know… the corporate hierarchy traditionally dictates that you deal with your immediate subordinates, peers and then upward and across into your boss’ realm and into their boss’ circle of influence. You only deal with the more junior people…

How do you remove the sting of formal feedback?

Consider that written feedback seems to be more piercing than the spoken kind. We can stare at it, revisit it. It seems more permanent and carries more lasting impact. It seers into our psyche. Try not to give negative feedback the entirety of your attention especially if you have glowing and more neutral feedback to consider. Let’s do some math: ➕ Count the number of positive statements ➕…

Leave, then watch the learning that happens.

Proximity can be an aspiration killer. When I was running my agency, I recall putting a policy in place for interns that they could not immediately be hired on to my staff until they joined another agency. Then they could boomerang if they’d like, but only after experiencing another work environment. They didn’t understand it. In fact, one of my intern’s parents called and tried to talk me…no,…

How to secure a sponsor

Have 10-20 years experience under your belt and are at least at the director level? Let’s talk sponsorship! In this 6-part series on Assembling and Activating Your Tribe, I discuss all the components of your personal board of directors to make it effective and how to activate it. Today, I drop two tips–how to initiate getting sponsors on board, and, conversely, how to make it happen more organically.…

Workplace trauma lurking in your subconscious?

Did you know that forgiveness is a powerful tool in leadership arsenal? You discuss the merits on Sundays and sometimes even Wednesday night, but why haven’t you allowed it into your workplace? I speak with clients everyday who are taking on new roles, but expressing angst about moving forward based on something that happened to them in the past. So we work on what it takes to truly…

Are you ready to SLAY your leadership goals?

These freebies will get you on your way! 😎 ✅ Trying to gain clarity around your career ascension? ✅ Want to gain more focus for better productivity? ✅ Navigating bias in your workplace? ✅ Battling brain fog with all the bad news that surrounds us? ✅ Want to leverage mindfulness to let go of past work traumas? ✅ Or maybe you have another leadership challenge… WATCH the video…

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