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Episode 15: Purposeful Boundaries at Work overwhelm podcast Apr 05, 2022

"I work for a boss who does not have good boundaries around work and time. He expects me to continually live in crisis mode...responding to his urgent requests. How do I set and keep boundaries in my workplace so I don't sacrifice my family or my own health?"

My guess is that this kind of...

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Bring out the Best in Your Compassionate Connectors learning styles team building Mar 30, 2022

Did you know learning can be as much about gathering resources as it is about knowledge acquisition? Talia knows this because she is a compassionate connector and her heart compels her to always be on the lookout for what people need – resources, books, knowledge – then actively learn...

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Episode 14: Invite a New Leader to Hire a Coach hiring onboarding podcast Mar 29, 2022

 

Every leader I am talking to today is having challenges finding and hiring the right people. It’s tight right now and there are people looking, but you’ve got to work to find them. What if you spend all that time hiring . . . and it doesn’t work out!! Heart breaking,...

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Bring out the Best in Your Strategic Thinkers learning styles team building Mar 23, 2022

Sofia’s thinking brain was always on, strategizing and seeing all the interconnected parts. When faced with a complex issue or something she didn’t know much about, her thinking brain would simply “dial up” more thinking. Learning and thinking are like synonyms for her, so...

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Episode 13: And People are SO Different learning styles podcast Mar 22, 2022

Did you ever notice that people can be really different from each other? Okay, I know that’s a leading question, and the answer is obvious. Even though we know that people are different, we still can tend toward working with our people using a one-size-fits all approach. That approach we...

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Bring out the Best in Your Bridge Builders learning styles team building Mar 16, 2022

With his bridge builder learning style, Terrance was always looking for the next new thing to do at his job. If he was in the same role for 2 years he would start getting bored and looking for the next opportunity. 

The inspiration to learn and grow comes from engaging opportunities or...

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Episode 12: Setting a New Leader Up for Success hiring onboarding podcast Mar 15, 2022

"How do I help a new leader on my team take the reins in leading? She is doing great. I don't want her to feel like she's not doing a good job, she just needs a few more tools."

A few months ago I was talking to several leaders who were all in the flurry of hiring new people on their team. For...

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Bring out the Best in Your Problem Solvers learning styles team building Mar 09, 2022

Is there someone on your team who harbors impatience when it comes to meetings? You schedule a planning day or a training day and they are less than enthusiastic about it. It’s probably not about you or the plans. It could be about their learning style. These are people who are motivated by...

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Episode 11: Stop the Stress, Please! overwhelm podcast Mar 08, 2022

"How can I help my staff, who are experiencing consistent stress, not reach burnout? I need some practical, tangible tools that I can put into place that will be sustainable over time."

You’re not looking for a short term solution. You and your team have been in it a while and it’s...

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Bring out the Best in Your Team learning styles team building Mar 02, 2022

Ever notice how different two siblings from the same family can be? I bet you’ve looked around at your own family or someone else’s and asked: “How can two kids who are so different come from the same parents?” It’s likely those parents thought they had this...

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Episode 10: Questions to Help You Make Decisions decision making podcast Mar 01, 2022

My guess is that as a leader, people come to you looking for answers. Especially in those moments when they have five people all telling them different ways they should handle a situation, or the information is contradictory and the way forward is unclear. When people get caught up into too many...

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Pursuing a Sustainable Pace: Moving Beyond Chronic Overwhelm overwhelm Feb 23, 2022

I remember that season of leadership where “crisis” came in waves from multiple fronts. I learned that I can lead well in those moments by recognizing that competing priorities need to be sorted, quick decisions need to be made, and definitive actions taken. Yet, repeating that...

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