7 Ways to Overcome Self-Defeating Behaviors

I have been seeing a major trend lately that has nothing to do with the pandemic. The problems is self-defeating behavior which is preventing people from going after what they want in life, whether that is their career, their business, or life in general. I have been interacting with many business owners from around the …

5 Tips for Getting Out of a Rut

If you feel like life has become predictable, unfulfilling, and boring, maybe it’s time for a fresh start. Deciding to make a change doesn’t mean you have to turn your life upside down, but it is an opportunity to stand back and revise your current way of life.   Whether it’s a lifestyle, location, or …

As a Leader, Do you Know When You Have Unhappy Employees?

I've see it over and over again - someone coming for help to deal with the job they say they hate. It didn't seem to be what they expected, or thought, and they don't know how to deal with this sad fact. Often, these individuals are having mood issues, i.e. feeling sad, anxious, angry, frustrated, …

Good Leaders Have Good, Daily Habits

When we think of good leaders, there are several that come to mind: Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, Sir Richard Branson, and John Maxwell. What makes them so 'good'? In addition to creating profitable and well-known companies, they all have strict daily habits that they live(d) by. Leading is a big responsibility and the world lays …

Leadership Style – Which is Right For You?

I mentioned yesterday that a good portion of individuals who either are in leadership roles, or who want to be, don't pay attention to the type of leadership style they want to portray. I'm not sure many know that there are leadership models to adopt and follow, that lead to leadership effectiveness, which include: Trait …

Should Leaders Understand How the Brain Works?

One of the biggest trends in the coaching industry is the study of neuroscience, or how the brain works. Understanding the biological, physiological and psychological functions of the brain - or the why we do what we do - is what helps in clients making their desired goals and results. I believe that leaders also …

When Management Feels Their Role is Overlooked

I recently spoke with someone who made a very telling statement: "Management has the hardest role within an organization." It was an interesting observation. It's usually said that the high-level, C-suites have the toughest job, as they are steering the ship. In retrospect, those in managerial levels are tasked with ensuring the engine is running, …