How Value Based Leadership Builds Long Term Success

How Value Based Leadership Builds Long Term Success

Hey manager, quick question for you: When you think about how to get the most out of your team, what do you mean by “most”? How we answer that question reveals a lot about the way we think about our employees, and our approach tends to create a lot of the...

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Onboarding: Questions to help you Build the Best Team Possible

Onboarding: Questions to help you Build the Best Team Possible

Most people accept that it’s more expensive to continue to hire and train new people than to find the best people in the first place, and then coach them up. However, it is extremely expensive – for your bottom line and your team’s emotional health – to keep the wrong people in key positions on your team…

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Is Your Team A Safe Place to Succeed?

Is Your Team A Safe Place to Succeed?

Recently, I re-watched a TED Talk by Simon Sinek titled, “Why Good Leaders Make You Feel Safe.” In it, Sinek discusses different approaches to leadership, as well as the consequences, for the team and the leader, of these approaches. Sinek opens the talk...

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4 questions to prepare you for your next big opportunity

4 questions to prepare you for your next big opportunity

Opportunities are created around us every day. Many times, we see them. Sometimes we don’t. We may miss opportunities, or we may grab onto one that’s not a good fit. Either way, we end up stuck. As leaders, if we want to be effective, we need to be willing...

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Why Our Visions Need Room to Grow

Why Our Visions Need Room to Grow

When I’m working with leaders stuck in a rut and struggling to meet their goals, there are often a few common factors holding them back. One of the most common is a misunderstanding of what visions are and what they are supposed to do. Here’s an example of...

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When personal growth is not enough

When personal growth is not enough

When you break it all down past all the advice and clichés and truisms, effective leadership is really about one fundamental action: Inspiring others inside a growing vision. When we invest our energy and talent in this, and we allow our choices to be...

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Personal Growth Planning: A lesson from Shark Tank

Personal Growth Planning: A lesson from Shark Tank

In our last blog, we answered a question about the importance of having a Personal Growth Plan. A common follow up question I’ve encountered is “Can you still be successful if you don’t have a plan?” In a word: Yes. While it’s possible to be successful...

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Hey Trish, what’s the point of a personal growth plan?

Hey Trish, what’s the point of a personal growth plan?

Today, I’m reaching into my mailbag and replying to a question I received recently. Ed in Tampa asked: “Hey Trish, this might sound like an obvious question, but you talk a lot about personal growth plans. What is that, and why do I need one?”   Thanks for...

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