Time management is a focus area for many of my clients, and it seems even more relevant today.  Many of us, including myself, are spending a great deal of effort on navigating risk, staying safe, and making choices during the ongoing uncertainty of the pandemic.  This is mentally taxing, and I have had to deliberately focus so…

I work with many leaders who are strengthening their confidence. This can mean different things for different people, such as finding their voices, stepping into the authority of their roles, or stretching into other new behaviors.  What I have learned, from my own experience and from my work with my clients, is that confidence manifests itself…

Many of my clients have had the flexibility to allow their employees to work from home/remotely during the pandemic. With vaccines now available in the U.S., they are having conversations about what their offices look like post-pandemic, and how they transition back to in-person work. Here is a summary of the latest perspectives on the…

A new year is a natural time to reflect on what you are leaving behind and what you are moving toward.  January 2021 marks an even more powerful inflection point for all of us.  A year of abrupt change and uncertainty during Pandemic Life will be followed by the hope and promise of vaccines and…

One of the trainings I have developed and facilitate regularly is on resiliency. What used to be a topic of interest to some organizations now seems to have nearly universal relevancy. Isolation, risk, and uncertainty all contribute to our stress levels and the challenge of staying mentally focused and healthy during the pandemic. Here is…

June was a call for change.  Black Lives Matter demonstrations brought attention to systemic racism.  Pride Month and the U.S. Supreme Court put a spotlight on equal rights for the LGBTQ community.  How can the energy and sentiment of these events translate into tangible action? Among my leadership development colleagues, it means open discussions within…

Earlier in March, I had a different blog post written.  But since then, the world has rapidly shifted due to the coronavirus pandemic.  My clients have been asking me for guidance in adjusting to this new world order, marked by radical change and deep uncertainty.  The framework I have most appreciated is from RHR International and…

Today I had a close-up view of a glacier.  I’m still awestruck and amazed to see something that beautiful and thousands of years old, in the magnificent country of New Zealand.  Accordingly, this seemed like the perfect time to write about living your life with more passion and energy.  I realize that my experience today is not…

In my last blog post, I discussed the under-representation of women in leadership roles and the factors that contribute to this trend.  The following studies demonstrate what organizations lose when they lack gender diversity, in general as well as in leadership positions: A study at the MIT Sloan School of Management showed that teams with…

As an executive coach who is also a woman, I pay attention to the state of women in leadership positions.  As a trained scientist, I focus on what is demonstrated and what is known, not on opinions or supposition.  And it is through this lens that I approach understanding gender diversity. Women are under-represented in…

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