What is Mental Fitness? 5 Ways Mental Fitness Can Improve Your Productivity

Our very own brain hijacks us and puts us into survival mode when no real danger exists. Looking at the world through a survival lens, most things look like danger. With the focus on safety, powerful mental resources such as creativity take a backseat. The problem with unconsciously allowing your thinking to spend so much […]

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Six Ways to Courageously Build the Future Today

Every day leadership is a balancing act. You are always trying to keep the appropriate tension between building for the future and serving clients today. Focusing on the future while meeting the demands of the day can be challenging. The opportunity lies in knowing what people want, understanding how much they are willing to pay […]

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How to Build Trust in the Workplace: Why Trust Is the Secret Ingredient

Have you ever been disappointed by someone who has broken a promise? Or failed to honor his word? If this happens often enough, he has the reputation of unreliability. This is true in your business, too. If customers discover they cannot trust your company to deliver on a product or a service, they take their […]

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Convert Problems into a Lesson, an Opportunity, or a Gift

When we face difficult situations, it’s natural to grumble. Why did this happen? It’s awful! Some folks spend more time complaining than they do in looking for ways to move ahead. We’re all feeling the impact of a global pandemic. People are sick and dying. Who’s to say this is not a bad situation? You […]

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Why Boring Is Good for Business

When is it good for a business to be boring? To a visionary and a fast starter, running a business with systems can seem boring because it is too predictable. That is no fun. To the fast-paced entrepreneur who likes making quick decisions as the opportunity emerges, making the effort to put operating systems in […]

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9 Productivity Hacks: Today's Secret Ingredient for Resilience

Did you anticipate the massive impact of the corona virus on the world? Suddenly nothing was normal. It has been a stressful time for everyone. Were you thinking “How could this be happening? This was not on my bucket list.” People who planned their days by commute to an office, lunch breaks, daycare for children, […]

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Why Being Bold Is Easier than You Think

Before you even take the first bold step, a vivid picture of the worst possible outcome can stop you in your tracks. It is a problem when your imagination hijacks your success. Research tells us that 85% of what you worry about never actually happens. Taking that first step requires courage. What is bold to […]

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The Future Belongs to the Nimble and the Creative

When you were planning for 2020, did you factor in a pandemic that put the world on its heels? How much did you realize resilience would be key this year? This COVID-19 experience has so many unintended consequences it has been hard to anticipate them and prepare for the impact. It caught us flat footed. […]

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Why "Leading Like a Girl" Is Now the Strongest Strategy for Results in Business

The prevailing male leadership style of take charge, be decisive and save the day presents a problem for the workplace today. This masculine way of leading represents black or white thinking that leaves a lot of options on the sidelines. Thankfully, this authoritarian leadership style is not as valued as it was at one time. […]

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Why Boundaries Are Important in Business?

To some, boundaries can sound like a cold harsh word or method to keep people out. Well, they do set limits to protect you. Having healthy boundaries is a not only a good thing to do for yourself but also for others. Many people, especially women feel they must say “yes” to everything, or they […]

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