Is Your Leadership Spinning Out Of Control?

Are you frustrated with the relationship between you and your boss?

 Have you been interviewing for a new position but can’t land one?

 Does it seem like no one ever listens to your suggestions?

 Do you just want to scream out: “I have no control in my career!”

You may be able to relate to some of these “out of control” scenarios and feel that changing the roadblock is impossible. Yet all of these challenges are quite common for most of us at one point or another during our careers. Those of us who ignore the reality of what’s going on can end up with physical ailments like headaches or muscle… Continue reading | 4 Comments

Five Ways Leaders Survive A Culture Misfit

If you have been looking for a job in the past few years, the term “culture fit” probably came up in your search. Whether it was expressed by an interviewer or discussed by an individual at a particular firm, it seems that everyone is finally grasping the importance of matching people to cultures of organizations.

What’s the big deal about “culture fit”? When leaders land in workplaces that are consistent with their values and vision, they are more likely to contribute in meaningful ways. Being part of a community where we feel we belong and is representative of what we stand for will usually lead to greater success and longevity.

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Leadership Empowerment: How To Lead From Where You Are

Interview with Dr. Richard Shuster from The Daily Helping

What does leadership empowerment mean?

Empowerment is the process of becoming stronger and more confident, especially in controlling one’s life and claiming one’s rights. Leadership empowerment takes it to the next level because we really need to take initiative to make something better in our personal or professional lives. To become more confident, stronger, and gain more control over our lives, we need to take action by leveraging our unique gifts and talents.

We all need control over our own lives, or to steer the boat of our own life’s direction. However, sometimes something happens and we feel out of control. That’s when we need to locate our unique strengths and figure out how we can use them to… Continue reading

Five Critical Leadership Relationships

When things go wrong in our professional lives it usually ends up revolving around a missed target, confusing message or personality clash. All of these unmet expectations point in the exact same direction- a collision with a workplace or customer relationship. The truth is that we all miss deadlines, make mistakes, hear a communication incorrectly and have conflict with others. That’s just human nature and the reality of working. The thing is if we have strong relationships with people in the workplace we can face our challenges constructively and rebound with greater precision and more successful outcomes. But the key is to build deep connections so when we do fall on our faces, we

Four Reasons Leaders Need To Avoid Labels

Labels were part of my upbringing. I say that because in my family each child was given a label to describe their abilities or personality. One of us was the baker and dramatic. One of us was pushy and a guitar player. One of us was an ice skater and not an academic. And crazy as it may seem, we lived up to those descriptions. They became us and we became them. It’s a very interesting phenomenon, that if we are told that we should behave or act in a certain way or that we are talented or not so capable, we tend to gravitate towards those depictions. We even create a narrative about who we… Continue reading | 11 Comments