Inviting failure

Inviting failure

Some people will do anything to avoid failing. Playing it safe can certainly help you avoid a big embarrassing failure but it also keeps you stuck in mediocrity and invisibility. Listening to a radio interview recently, I heard the phrase “extraordinarily ordinary.”...
Take a risk and speak up

Take a risk and speak up

“I have come to believe…that what is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised or misunderstood.” ~Audre Lorde I will often be in a session with a coaching client and they will share with me something that is...
How to mend a broken work relationship

How to mend a broken work relationship

Recently a client (we’ll call her Sue) shared her frustration following a conversation she had with a colleague. The discussion seemed pretty benign to me, so I asked Sue why she had such strong feelings about it. She then gave me the back story of an earlier...
Five ways to set your employees up to fail

Five ways to set your employees up to fail

We unfortunately set people up to fail all the time. We may have the best intentions, and we may think we’re setting our reports up to succeed, but we may be making things more difficult for them. We may not be giving them the resources and support they need, or we...