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Turn Your Team Around but Please, No NEW Team Assessments!

I just finished reading an article with yet another Personality Assessment Tool. This NEW triangle model clearly suggests…nothing new. Those of us who have consulted and coached working professionals, leaders and their teams for many years know that on a team: 1) Working Style, more importantly; one’s willingness to be flexible with their working style; [...]

Listen Up Leaders! 15 Tips for Nailing Your Presentations!

Public Speaking Success is Intentional As my colleagues and I work with leaders at all levels in organizations today, it is clear that leaders are called upon to articulate their ideas in formal presentations as part of their normal  responsibilities more than ever before. Whether that means presenting a client proposal, introducing a new initiative, guiding [...]

5 Habits of Great Leaders

  5 Habits of Great Leaders It’s a New Year. Time for new beginnings, new relationships and forming new habits for success. If you’re a leader in your organization, your community, on your team, which habits of great leaders will you commit to developing in the next few months? The success of a great leader  [...]

Of Course My Team Trusts One Another

Of Course My Team Trusts One Another!   by Sheila K. on June 9th, 2015 If fact, they've been together so long, they finish each other's sentences!  Over and over again, the word trust is used... and misused.  In fact, it seems, this controversial term implies something different to nearly everyone. For highly productive, satisfied [...]

Team Inspiration from The Boys in The Boat

Team Inspiration from The Boys in The Boat   by Sheila K. on June 2nd, 2015 ​To see a winning crew (team) in action is to witness a perfect harmony in which everything is right…That is the formula for endurance and success; rowing with the heart and hand as well as physical strength. The Boys [...]

Lead with a Story 10 ways to move your stories from good to GREAT

Lead with a Story: 10 ways to move your stories from good to GREAT!   by Sheila K. on April 7th, 2015 ​Lead with a Story Part 2: 10 ways to take your stories from good to great! Adults like stories---they offer authenticity, transparency, a way to relate in a human way to our leaders, our [...]

Lead with a Story your unique leadership advantage

Lead with a Story your unique leadership advantage I recall an article some time ago that told the story of a saleperson selling his highly coveted product in a large kingdom.  Everyone seemed to love the product except the King who, in fact, hated it.  One day the king announced that he would ban the [...]

5 Big Ideas For Opening Your Presentations That WOW Participants

5 Big Ideas For Opening Your Presentations That WOW Participants   by Sheila K. on February 11th, 2015 A recent webinar leader spent the first 18 minutes of her presentation introducing herself rambling on about her credentials and the people she knew before getting to her goals for the 45 minute session.  18 minutes  That’s [...]

Presentations do not have to start with introductions

Presentations do not have to start with introductions to introduce participants to each other. It’s a Myth: You don’t have to start with introductions to introduce participants to each other. It’s a dilemma faced by presenters all the time.  How can we personalize our presentations and create a feeling of safety and comfort for our [...]

Leverage Your Working Style For Meaningful Actionable 2015 Goals

Leverage One's Working Style For Meaningful, Actionable 2015 Goals Have you collaborated on 2015 goals with those you lead? ​ One young manager I’ve been coaching since she was identified as an emerging leader mid-way through 2014, said to me recently, “They should know what to do once they hear the big picture initiative, right? [...]