culture

The 1 Thing That Unites: From the Front Lines to the C-Suites

The 1 Thing That Unites: From the Front Lines to the C-Suites

My exit from the corporate arena was a hastened one once I was no longer a fit. Post acquisition, the company and I became estranged. The major shift? Values were no longer in alignment, and there is no paycheck big enough to fill that gap.

Values are our personal compass, our foundation. They guide us through our entire lives. We rely on them to make decisions, to look shamelessly in the mirror, to feel proud about how we navigate the challenges and temptations of life.

For a company, it’s the same.

Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Leadership in Real Life: My Inspirational  Night with Thought Leaders Exploring the Pursuit of Satisfaction at Work

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of attending an awe-inspiring night at UC Berkeley. There was about 40 of us, the honoree was Professor Barry Schwartz (Ted Talks here…yes, plural, he’s quite amazing) whose career has focused on how we approach our work, how we glean satisfaction from that work, and why we sometimes decide to stay even when there is no hope of satisfaction.

The evening was framed that we would hear Barry’s thoughts on leadership, especially within corporate America, while in this very intimate setting. What I didn’t know,

Leadership Has Its Frustrations. Here are 6 Problems & Better Yet, 6 Solutions

Leadership Has Its Frustrations. Here are 6 Problems & Better Yet, 6 Solutions

If you have been managing and leading people, it’s very likely you have felt frustrated by some of these problems. I know, I’ve been there and I hear it from people just like you.

And I get it…these are real problems that are exhausting.

Building anything, including your team, takes work. It takes time, effort, and a relentless dedication to keeping the course, upholding expectations, and leading by example. 

Ready for some good news? I’ve also listed real solutions…here are:
6 components to building your great team.