Integrity is the cornerstone of leadership because doing the right thing isn’t always easy but it builds trust and strengthens relationships.
There are many qualities that top athletes and top business leaders share. Top leaders can agree that knowledge and a certain level of talent are essential, but it takes more than that. My seven winning approaches to leadership describe what to do but most importantly what to avoid. These principles were developed from lessons learned as a two-time Olympic athlete and as a winning coach.
You have heard the quote: “That is why you are getting paid the big bucks.” Leaders often receive this answer when they complain about challenging decisions as if getting paid more money makes the ethical dilemma easier. Last week, when speaking on the social media platform, Club House, I heard an interesting idea around ethical … Read more
I am the first to admit that the leadup and days prior to the Presidential Election brought me great anxiety. I fretted, agonized, lost sleep, drank wine, debated on Facebook, and worst of all told my mother that she was voting for the wrong candidate. I believed that if my candidate did not win … Read more
You cannot be an effective leader if you are dysfunctional everyplace else. When I was growing up, my coaches told me, “Leave your problems at the door.” No matter how much I wanted to please my coaches, I could not detach part of me and take the rest of me to practice. Believing you can … Read more
DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION STYLES Let us acknowledge that women and men are different physically and emotionally, which is why they tend to lead in different manners. While nothing is absolute, there are definite tendencies according to gender. Men and women who have invested in personal development flatten the curve. The primary reason men communicate is to … Read more
Fear is created from past experiences. It is the perception of possible pain or history of pain revisited. During these times of the pandemic when uncertainty is prevalent, the more attention given to the possible but not yet inevitable, the greater your suffering. Fear cannot co-exist with faith. One or the other can exist, … Read more
Leaders cannot expect their team members to return to work as they left. Many people returning to work will be suffering from COVID PTSD. They will have experienced one or more of the following: Disconnection from work, projects, leaders, and peers. Health challenges. Anxiety/fear about financial situation. Loss of a loved one. Relationship issues. Trauma … Read more
During this time of heavy lay-offs where CEO’s are having to make tough emotional decisions about who remains with a paycheck and who must be let go, how do CEO’s cope with the stress? Every decision that a CEO makes during this economic downturn affects company dynamics, people, families, and communities. The health of a … Read more
“The contrasts in your life are meant to magnify you, not extinguish you.” -Sherry Winn How many times has it taken a monumental event to wake you up—to move you forward, to shake you out of your funk, to help you realize your inner winner? Most people need a shove to move forward. You get in … Read more