How to deal with a micromanaging boss

How to deal with a micromanaging boss

How to deal with a micromanaging boss At least half the people I coach ask me about how to deal with a micromanaging boss. The irony, which I won’t dwell on today, is that several of them lean towards micromanagement themselves. The fact is, micromanagement is widespread and it can be a miserable situation to […]

How to move from Director to VP level

How to move from Director to VP level

How to Move from Director to VP Level A few weeks ago I wrote a blog describing what I believe it takes to advance from Manager level to Director level. You can check it out here if you missed it. It seems like many of you enjoyed that blog and I received a number of requests […]

How to move from Manager to Director

4 Tips to Jump from Manager to Director

How to move from Manager to Director “What does it take to get to the Director level?” “I’ve been a manager for 8 years, when will I be ready to be a Director?” “I want to be a Director; how do I get there?” I get these questions all the time, from my coaching clients […]

The Best 30 60 90 Day Plan with Free Template

30 60 90 Day Plan

The Best 30 60 90 Day Plan with Free Template​ If you do a google search for “how to build a 30 60 90 day plan” you will get a bunch of misguided information and some random thoughts masquerading as best practices. Many of the so-called experts publishing this content are trying to sell products […]

How to say “No” at work

How to say no at work

How to Say “No” at Work Saying “no” at work isn’t easy. At least it’s not easy to do without compromising relationships, creating conflict or dinging your reputation. In my experience, most of us get it badly wrong. Do you recognize any of these people? Dr. No – A colleague who has zero tolerance for incoming […]

How to overcome imposter syndrome

how to overcome imposter syndrome

How to overcome imposter syndrome The question for today: How to overcome imposter syndrome? Do you ever worry that at any moment your boss and co-workers will wake up to the truth that you have no idea what you’re doing? Do you remember that time you moved to a new department or industry and you […]

My Favorite Strategy Presentation Template

Strategy presentation template

My favorite strategy presentation template How much time do you waste building and rebuilding PowerPoint slides? How much time does your team waste? If you’re anything like I used to be, the answer is, “waaaaaay too much”. For years now, I’ve sat back and watched while everyone around me wasted countless hours designing and redesigning […]

Confronting Your Boss – When and How To Do It

Confronting Your Boss - When and How To Do It

Confronting your boss – when and how to do it A few years ago, Gallup did a survey and found that only 13% of employees felt engaged by their jobs. And almost a quarter of us were “actively disengaged”, which means we pretty much hate going to work every day. That’s pretty bleak isn’t it? […]

The best 30 60 90 day plan for Managers

30 60 90 day plan

The best 30 60 90 day plan for Managers The 30 60 90 day plan for Managers and Executives is a critical leadership tool. Whether you’re starting a new job, beginning a strategic initiative or project, or just want to align your boss and team to what you’re focused on.  The purpose of the 30 […]

Performance review template for all roles

The Personal Performance Review Template

Performance review template for all roles There are very few work experiences that hurt more than the moment you discover you and your boss have completely different impressions of how you are performing. In truth, you don’t so much discover a performance gap like this as it hits you in the gut. It can bring […]