authenticity

Is Your Leader an Adult?

Most of us have had the painful experience of working for a leader who seemed a little less ‘mature’. Perhaps the greatest rendition of this is Steve Carell’s character on The Office “Michael Scott.” Although he means well, his grandiosity and insecurities are a comical barrier to productivity and effectiveness for the employees of Dunder Mifflin. There may have been a time in the past when the maturity level of a leader was not [...]

When People Don’t Like Each Other

It’s basic human nature.  We’re drawn to some people more than others.  It should be easy to figure out why this is but it’s not.  I’m talking about the chemistry that exists, or not, between  individuals.  Sometimes it’s there and people click.  Sometimes it’s not and people just don’t get along.  When this happens in our personal lives, we can make a choice as to whether or not we want to spend time with [...]

How Often Have You Lied Today?

I realize that this statement and topic may strike a nerve, it certainly did with me. I was talking with a client the other day, and in recounting a recent conversation he had with his boss, it occurred to me that he wasn’t completely telling me the truth.  Now as an executive coach, this is not the first time I’ve been ‘lied to’.   I am frequently in the position of helping clients face various [...]

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What Would Happen If We Took Our Masks Off?

Recently, I read a LinkedIn post from an individual whose father had died.  The post, while personal, was designed to call attention to how her organization responded and supported her during an incredibly difficult time.  From her perspective, they went above and beyond her expectations.  She didn’t have to show up differently. She was given the space to experience this struggle authentically. A process which she says helped her personally cope and professionally prosper. As [...]