How to Improve Leadership Skills

Maximizing Productivity: Tips and Techniques for Boosting Efficiency and Achieving Goals

When you think of the word “productivity,” what comes to mind? Do you see yourself being more productive, or do you see it as something that only some people can achieve? For many people, productivity is not a skill that they have mastered. They can never get anything done and always feel like they are … Read more

The Power of Empathy in Leadership: Building Stronger Connections with your Team

Empathy is a powerful tool for building stronger connections with your team. As a leader, when you show empathy, you demonstrate that you care about your team members and understand their perspectives. This helps to create a positive work environment where people feel valued and supported, leading to increased productivity and job satisfaction. Empathetic leaders … Read more

Using Active Listening to Avoid Miscommunication in the Workplace

Active listening is a great way to reduce miscommunication at work, and it’s not hard to learn. I remember in the past noticing a team member was sitting around me, seeming anxious or not themselves. I decided to invite her to my office and close the door, I just asked “what could be going on, … Read more

Impact of DEI on ESG

Need help with your D.E.I initiatives as it relates to your Environmental Social Governance?  In a world where companies are increasingly faced with the need to consider both environmental and social factors, it’s important to understand how DEI can affect ESG. D.E.I initiatives can be difficult to navigate, especially when it comes to your environmental … Read more

How to Set Clear Expectations for Employees: A Guide

I was watching a documentary about Spelling Bee winners, where the winners’ parents could be heard saying “we expect them to win, we expect it. They put in their hard work and are excited and expect it.” This made me believe the parents began setting expectations early on in their child’s life to gain the … Read more

Which of These 5 Leadership Styles Are You?

I speak a lot on the Art of Caring Leadership, but not everyone’s leadership style is the same. Although kindness and empathy should be at the forefront of whichever leadership style suits you best, each role you have throughout your career may look a little different and require you to switch up your approach. Some … Read more

Can Active Listening Be Taught?

I get asked often, “Can active listening be taught?” I wouldn’t do the work that I do if I didn’t think active listening was a skill that could not only be taught, but improved tremendously as we grow throughout both our career and our everyday life. At first, you have to have an awareness that … Read more

5 Effective Ways to Demonstrate Compassionate Leadership

During many of my speaking engagements, I ask the audience if they can think of a leader in their past who always expressed kindness and compassion throughout their career. Would it surprise you that it takes a little while for those hands to go up? But when I ask the opposite question, if there has … Read more

How Active Listening Can Reduce Miscommunication at Work

How Active Listening Can Reduce Miscommunication at Work

Active listening is and will always be the key factor in improving most workplace conflicts between leadership and their teams. Without active listening, miscommunication increases, and from that result comes a decline in productivity and delegation. Eventually, these conflicts and miscommunications can lead to your people suffering from workplace burnout. Although burnout is common and … Read more

3 Powerful Ways to Boost Team Engagement 

Boosting team engagement may seem like a daunting task, but in reality, this powerful shift in your team’s morale comes from the little things. Skills you can practice and improve on over time. I once had a manager who would come around spontaneously when he just had a feeling someone on the team felt off, … Read more


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