Fair & Frequent Feedback

As a leader, feedback is and will always be challenging. Why? Because you intrinsically want to be the “nice guy” and you were probably told to sandwich feedback – good, bad, good. Well, the reality is that people want and deserve to know how they are doing and they don’t like surprises, it should be frequent and fair. Frequent Frequent feedback means that you are giving feedback more than just once or twice a year. Typically, organizations have mid-year and year-end feedback cycles, otherwise known as performance reviews. The intent of the mid-year is to provide a sense check, so … Continue reading Fair & Frequent Feedback

Success is Built on Failure

How you handle failure as a leader sends a clear message to your team, so make sure it’s the one you want. Failure isn’t what makes people lose trust in you as a leader. Factors such as ownership, transparency and resiliency are what influences trust. So what do you do as a leader when things go south? Here are three things that will help get you back on track: Own up to it with your team by acknowledging the misstep Engage them by asking what could have been done better or differently Demonstrate resiliency by moving forward and focusing on … Continue reading Success is Built on Failure

Delayed versus Denied

We often judge a person’s success or ability on whether or not they’ve made it. We all know people who are more than qualified and more than capable; they’ve demonstrated a higher level of competency than others, yet they seem stuck. It’s a matter of possibility and probability. It is very possible that they can achieve the higher levels of success and attainment they seek, but the probability of that happening lessens with lack of mentors, sponsors, proper branding, and positioning so that when the opportunities arise, their name comes up first. Without these things, they are underrated and in … Continue reading Delayed versus Denied

Your Haters Have a Purpose

The same way that you have an assignment or divine purpose, so do your haters. While your friends will comfort, elevate and celebrate you, your haters promote you. How? Because they spend so much of their time talking about you, others will wonder who you are and what is it about you that has them “obsessed”. Your ability to survive or conquer them will give you significance. People don’t remember the losing teams, they remember the victors. Finally, your enemies and haters force you to do and be better. You have to bring your A-Game constantly so as not to … Continue reading Your Haters Have a Purpose

Sometimes things fall apart…

Things fall apart… We put the wrong things in the right space Sometimes things fall apart… We build the right things with weak foundations or the wrong materials. Sometimes, as things fall apart…we do too… It can be a catharsis if we allow ourselves the safety and security we need during those moments to experience our emotions and seek our lessons… It hurts but it heals Sometimes things fall apart, so that better things, greater things, things that really belong, can come together… #DrG #Quotes #Leadership #LeadershipCoach #SheLeads #ExecutiveCoach #Coach #GetYouAMe #MakeYourselfProud #Teams #People #Leaders #ICreateLeaders #IBuildTeams #IChangeCultures Continue reading Sometimes things fall apart…

You Will Bend…But You Won’t Break

Life will present seemingly insurmountable challenges, especially when you embark on a path of change – growth, enlightenment, or just something different. There will be moments where you question what you are doing, your purpose, your mission, your vision, and yourself. You will come to resent yourself and others, or feel like you just cannot go on and you need to turn back. Expect to have these moments and more because change hurts. The process of change is NEVER easy. It requires you to face uncomfortable beliefs and thoughts, become comfortable with the unfamiliar, and release yourself from anything or … Continue reading You Will Bend…But You Won’t Break

Burn the Ships

“Burn the Ships…” When Cortés and his men made land at the New World in 1519, he instructed his men to burn their ships, sending a very clear message that they were committed to this journey, that there was no turning back. “Burn the ships…” Can you imagine THAT conversation and how it went?!? Oh, to be a fly on THAT wall…. It probably went something like, “…but we just got here…” or “…how will we get home?” But that was the point. By burning the ships, he and his 600 or so crew were forced to make the best … Continue reading Burn the Ships