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Building a Leadership Development Culture with Optify
This article introduces a four-part series on how to design and direct scaled coaching programs to transform leaders and deliver impact to your organization... open series
Leadership & Grief with Kris Carpenter
One of our founding partners, Kris Carpenter, is an expert in grief training and combines her knowledge with her passion for leadership development. Take a deep dive into her experience and research with leadership and grief....open series
Meetings Matter. Make Them Better.
Meetings should be engaging, focused, and efficient. Talented leaders run them with clarity and purpose. Given the time lawyers spend in meetings, leading them skillfully should be a professional requirement... read more
Reflecting on the Days Between the Years
I recently learned from a German friend that in her native country, the time between Christmas and January 6 is called the days “between the years” or Zwischen den Jahren... read more
Tap your Creative Resilience to Lead in Uncertainty
“When we flex the muscle of creativity, particularly under duress, we develop the resilience necessary to lead both ourselves and others, even in uncertain times.”... read more
Leadership is a Thing
I began leadership coaching sixteen years ago and one of the things I’ve most appreciated about that longevity is the chance to see how clients I worked with years ago have continued to evolve and grow in their careers and as leaders... read more
The 6 S's of Agile Organizations
If you’ve been reading any business blogs or just scrolling through LinkedIn, you’re sure to have come across the term agile. “The future is Agile…” the articles declare. “Agile teams are the key to success…read more
COVID-19 & The Psychological Contract
When COVID-19 hit, some leaders felt they needed to put up a good front to reassure their teams and boost morale. In an effort to maintain a positive environment, they withheld information and bent the truth...read more
How to Win When You're Losing
One of the most important things a leader can do for their team is build a positive and rewarding environment for their work. Reaching goals consistently as a team goes a long way toward building team confidence and esprit de corps, but it's not as straightforward as it sounds... read more
The Missing Piece
My director of sales approached me one day after I had finished writing my weekly report. His questions were centered around performance. “Why do you think the other teams are more successful in hitting their numbers?... read more
Whose Job is it Anyways?
“What’s the culture like here?" If you look up “best questions to ask during an interview” on Google, you’ll most-likely run into a question like the one above. And lucky for the candidate, the responses are usually the same... read more