Do you remember way back when people first started bringing their own devices into the workplace and how IT departments reacted? Or maybe you were the director of IT and had that experience first-hand. My husband was in charge of IT for his company at the time, and I was one of those on-the-go consultants who just wanted “easy technology”. We had a lot of discussions about this topic back then! What I recall most was the clash between fear and possibility. IT leaders were fru
Courage has been on my mind a lot this week. Mainly because it’s forcing itself into my awareness in the form of a knot in the pit of my stomach that just doesn’t seem to want to be pacified with simply being noticed.
Do you know what I’m talking about? When you know something must be done, whether it’s that difficult conversation with your employee, or giving that sales presentation, or making a choice that could have consequences; you KNOW it’s got to happen, but you’re
One of the most common erroneous beliefs I come across in working with business owners is the idea that, as the owner or the leader, they have to have all of the answers. This couldn't be further from the truth. And I don't say this as a, "So give yourself a break" kind of comment. I say this as a, "Please stop thinking this now, it could be ruining your business" statement. This kind of thinking sabotages your business's potential for success in four very significant ways: 1
There are a couple of different schools of thought on what exactly self-awareness is. Some believe that it is the ability to look internally and to clearly and non-judgmentally see our behaviors, and then work on changing those things that could be having a negative impact. Others believe that it is the ability to take in external clues about how we are coming across to others, understand how those behaviors could be impacting our, or our team’s success, and then working to i