Are You Missing Out on the Easiest Leadership Fix of All? (Part 2)

If you’re a leader with poor sleep habits, what can be done? I invite my coaching clients who have sleep issues to consider the following, evidence-based approach to better sleep: Maintain a consistent bedtime schedule; try not to vary much between days of the week and the weekends Develop a bedtime routine to cue one’s […]

Are You Missing Out on the Easiest Leadership Fix of All?

What’s the most underrated and simple tool to improve leadership performance?  Sleep. In spite of many, many Americans running on fumes, more folks are coming out of the shadows to admit this important fact:  I do not sleep well or enough, and am chronically exhausted at work.  What we may not know is how this […]

One Simple Act to Avoid Leadership Depletion

It’s almost a fact of leadership life.  While most leaders enjoy the human and business challenges of leading (much of the time), what I often hear is how exhausting it all can be.  Leadership depletion has almost become expected in many circles.  Many assume it comes with the territory.  A 2017 Gallup survey reports that […]

Are Your Managers Really Coaching?

I often hear folks speak about how they’re “coaching” others, whether it be kids, colleagues, or direct reports, and feel compelled to weigh in. Coaching, to be effective, is a very specific relationship, marked by a specific type of communication. According to an August 14, 2018 Harvard Business Review article by Julia Milner:  “managers tend […]

Leadership and Voices: Who’s in charge?

One question that comes up a lot for my client leaders in mid-life is “what I’ve been doing isn’t working for me any longer, yet I don’t know what or how to change.” The awareness this question brings creates an opening for inquiry—for the individual leader to begin a process of self-reflection.  This reflection, if […]