Tag: empowerment

Leaders Don’t Acknowledge Employees

No recognition at work! When was the last time you received recognition at work? If it wasn’t recently, you’re not alone! 40% of employees report receiving recognition only a FEW TIMES PER YEAR OR LESS! Yet, when managers offer recognition

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Walking a Fine Line

You’re walking a fine line! Oftentimes when I deliver a workshop or training and I’m asked a question, I find myself thinking, “It’s a fine line.” I don’t mean it’s a fine line in how I’m going to answer the

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Married to a Working Mom

21-year wedding anniversary! During this time Matt has endured a lot being married to me!! As I was thinking about our anniversary, it reminded me of when I forced Matt to join me on video for our 15-year anniversary to

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Frustrated with Your Team?

Frustrated with your team? Every leader will experience frustration with one or more of their team members at some point in time. It’s typically a result of not meeting your expectations – could be a deadline, communication, process, or really

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Stop Asking These Questions

Stop asking these questions! I had a manager who probably received the Manager 101 Handbook back in the 80’s. He knew he needed to ask questions, but he completely missed the mark! Want to avoid his mistake? Listen into the

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Listen Up to Get Ahead

A statement I often hear: “Colleen, I know I’m supposed to advocate for myself, but I don’t want to sound arrogant.” Sound familiar? Learn the strategy we recommend to showcase your strengths without coming across as vain or smug. Bonus –

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How to Advocate for Yourself Without Sounding Arrogant

A statement I often hear: “Colleen, I know I’m supposed to advocate for myself, but I don’t want to sound arrogant.” Sound familiar? Learn the strategy we recommend to showcase your strengths without coming across as vain or smug. Bonus –

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Your Open Door Policy Isn’t Enough

You know it the moment you see it. In fact, you even feel it! What do you call it? The It-Factor or the X-Factor? In the corporate world, it’s called Executive Presence. Executive Presence isn’t needed only for those interested in

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Why Executive Presence is Vital for Everyone

You know it the moment you see it. In fact, you even feel it! What do you call it? The It-Factor or the X-Factor? In the corporate world, it’s called Executive Presence. Executive Presence isn’t needed only for those interested in

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Big Mistake with a Multi-Generational Workforce

Multi-generational mistake you might be making! It’s the first time in history with more than four generations in the workplace at the same time! If we know that communication is the cornerstone to success, then how do we possibly navigate

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Are You a “Too-Generous” Manager?

As a leader, you need to be there for your team. It’s one of your primary responsibilities. That’s one of my mantras that kept me going, even through the roughest of times in my corporate position. But, is there a

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Why Do I Need to Speak?

It’s not just about the stage or the boardroom. You are always presenting! In fact, you’re presenting even when you’re outside of work – PTA meetings, Homeowners Association meetings, church gatherings, or simply making a brief toast at someone’s birthday.

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