Harness your Grit in 3 Easy Steps

Harness your Grit in 3 Easy Steps

Have you ever had a moment of panic when a client asks you to do something new and you don’t know how to do it? There's a term for that "magic" that happens between fear and success: Grit. While the uneasy feeling of...

Your Team Doesn’t Need Another Certification

Your Team Doesn’t Need Another Certification

I asked someone I really respected, what do I need to get ahead? They told me to get an MBA. At the time I was raising three kids, chasing three ferrets and managing a career. The idea of adding MBA classes to the mix...

An Open Letter to the Future of Leadership

An Open Letter to the Future of Leadership

I believe in creating the future you want. Today is the official "Book Birthday" of The CEO's Compass, and while we take a moment to celebrate, I am also looking toward the future. The following is a letter written for...

How to Inspire your Team to be Open to Change

How to Inspire your Team to be Open to Change

I remember last curling season we were facing the top team in our league. I felt challenged and exhilarated at the same time. I knew this team’s strategy and I knew if I played their strategy against them, I would...

Why You SHOULDN’T Read The CEO’s Compass

Why You SHOULDN’T Read The CEO’s Compass

In case you’re on the fence about whether or not The CEO’s Compass is right for you, I wanted to take a moment and emphatically say… maybe. The truth is, The CEO’s Compass is a strategic, action-based book. This isn’t...

Why Your Team Needs You to Take More Risks

Why Your Team Needs You to Take More Risks

How many times have you watched children jump off a dock or a swing into a lake with arms outstretched, landing with a splash? When was the last time you were that excited about taking the plunge?  Kids take risks...

Do you really have Peace of Mind?

Do you really have Peace of Mind?

As I was racing to turn in my copy for next week’s social media & email marketing campaign and getting the last approvals to my book editor, I found myself at a crossroads and wondering: are these activities going...

Why Self-Care is a Leadership Investment

Why Self-Care is a Leadership Investment

As I came up on the 11th mile of the Indianapolis half marathon with little energy to continue, the skyline was in view and later pulled me over the finish line. I had invested months of training to take on this...

Can Self-Doubt Make You a Better Leader?

Can Self-Doubt Make You a Better Leader?

A recent client had asked if I could help them with a business issue. When I hung up the phone after being awarded the contract, I knew “what” to do, but I wasn’t sure “how” to do the work. There was a brief moment of...