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How to Kill Em’ With Kindness

How to Kill Em’ With Kindness

Some people think kindness is a sign of weakness, but I don’t. Never in my career have I been thanked for being cruel or unkind. I have, however, been thanked numerous times for being kind and positive. Can you think of a time you ever appreciated a boss

How to Get Organized and Stay Organized

How to Get Organized and Stay Organized

One of my very first blog entries listed three important reasons to have 1-on-1 meetings with your employees. It was one of the first things I wrote because I believe so strongly in 1-on-1s. They’re crucial to the health of your team and your

6 Tips to Get the Most Out of 1-on-1 Meetings

6 Tips to Get the Most Out of 1-on-1 Meetings

One of my very first blog entries listed three important reasons to have 1-on-1 meetings with your employees. It was one of the first things I wrote because I believe so strongly in 1-on-1s. They’re crucial to the health of your team and your

Creating Growth Opportunities for Your Team

Creating Growth Opportunities for Your Team

If you’re a leader, it might seem scary to lose your team to new opportunities, but you shouldn’t be afraid. If you lose someone, it may actually be a sign you’re doing your job right. Growing your team makes a better team full of more desirable

The Awesome Guide to Giving Constructive Feedback

The Awesome Guide to Giving Constructive Feedback

Constructive Feedback: Feedback around an individual’s performance that helps achieve a positive outcome by building the skills and behaviors that person needs to be successful.
If you know me, you know I think brutal honesty is bullshit

The Secret to Setting Expectations

The Secret to Setting Expectations

Setting expectations in life is key, and it’s especially important for your team. The clearer you are with your team about your expectations, the better. The sooner you make them aware of your expectations, the better. The more specific your expectations are,

6 Awesome Tips for Aspiring Leaders

6 Awesome Tips for Aspiring Leaders

I often get asked for advice from up-and-coming and aspiring leaders. This is what I say: “The best advice I can give you is to work on the skills you need before you need them.” The most effective way to do this practically, is by doing

The Secret to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

The Secret to Overcoming Imposter Syndrome

Do you ever feel like the Impostor in Among Us? Running around, frantically completing tasks, trying to make sure nobody figures out you’re a fake? Well, you’re not alone. It’s extremely common for most people, especially new leaders, to have

How to Interview for a Leadership Role

How to Interview for a Leadership Role

For any interview, practice and research are key. Practice the things you might say in an interview, including answering the questions that might come up. . Research the company and role you’re applying for, and really know your stuff.

The Secret to Being a Voice for the Voiceless

The Secret to Being a Voice for the Voiceless

If you’re a leader in any capacity, one of your key responsibilities is taking care of people in your charge. This encompasses many duties, but one of them should be giving a voice to the voiceless. Too many people, through underrepresentation

Why It Is Important to Remove Bad Apples

Why It Is Important to Remove Bad Apples

You’ve heard it before: one bad apple spoils the bunch. We all know this to be true, and yet too often we keep the bad apples around. The thing is, they aren’t worth it! Trust me, get rid of a bad apple and everyone involved will thank you. I say

How to Support a Diverse Team as a Leader

How to Support a Diverse Team as a Leader

It’s no secret that women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community have not historically been given the same opportunities as cis white men. They are often skipped over for projects and promotions, and not selected for interviews

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