Common Leadership Mistakes

Leaders over time, if not careful, can find themselves in a self-made bubble or with blinders on as to what is going on around them. This lack of awareness can lead to mistakes which can erode the trust your team has in you. Opening up your awareness to when you make mistakes will help you…

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We Have to Do Better

Last week I came to you from my heart which was/is full of hurt and anger. This week I come to you with how we can all step up as humans and make a difference in changing this systemic and cultural racism. Thank you for all the love and support from my post last week.…

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VTRC

I am not coming to you this week as a Strategic Leadership Advisor, or Executive Coach. I am coming to you as a white gay male and father of the most amazing person on this planet, I think, my 18-year-old African American son. There is not a day that goes by that every time he…

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Leading With Transparency During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Transparency is defined as: the quality or state of being transparent. Transparent is defined one way as: readily understood, another way as: characterized by visibility or accessibility of information especially concerning business practices. I would define it also as: clarity. It depends on where you are and how much you can disclose. Being transparent as…

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Tips to Counter Zoom Fatigue

Zoom fatigue is real. It seemed novel in the beginning, but now with week after week of 8-10 hours a day 5 days a week it is exhausting. You are not able to have the usual eye to eye contact; the person speaking is looking into the camera while everyone else is looking lower at…

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“Good Enough” Is OK During Coronavirus

I was speaking with a client last week, who is a senior executive at a biotech, and he said, “Good enough is ok during coronavirus.” I asked him why, he said, “because everyone is stretched beyond capacity already. As a leader, I have to be more flexible and patient than ever. None of us has…

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Gratitude During COVID-19. Is it Overused?

The word gratitude. I have been hearing, reading, seeing that word everywhere since the beginning of this pandemic. Do you think it is being overused? I would say it is not overused for good reason. As humans, we tend to focus on the bad things in our lives. Showing gratitude for the people and things…

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Even Pandemics Give Rise to Opportunities

We are living in a pandemic that we have not ever experienced in our lifetime. And yet, there are opportunities to be learned from it. We are seeing short-term opportunities that can be translated into long-term solutions such as those related to air pollution that is choking our cities. As leaders, as humans, it is…

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Tips on Reducing Stress and Anxiety During This Pandemic

If you listen to my question of the week, I was going to write about Common Mistakes Leaders Make. After listening to people this week, a common theme I heard was around increased stress and anxiety. Hence, this blog. Hope it helps. These days, most mornings I wake up and think about the movie “Groundhog…

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Strategies to Build Support Between You and Colleagues

With everything that is going on, it is even more important to build support between you and your colleagues. It’s easy to get caught up in the competitive pressure and heavy workloads which in turn cause tension. Strategies to building support between you and colleagues involve developing supportive relationships with your coworkers. The good news…

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