Executive / Career coaching

Can you guess what these people they have in common? *A Chief Information Officer who just immigrated to the United States *A female partner who was recently named managing director at a prestigious law firm *An African American first year medical student All are highly intelligent. All are objectively successful in their chosen career paths. And yet, each one struggles Read more

If you are a senior leader in an organization, not only are you faced with the serious health concerns for yourself and your family, but you are responsible for the safety and health of your workforce. That alone is a huge stressor.  Added to that is a crisis level of uncertainty. You may not know Read more

Our brains are funny. We intentionally set a new goal – for example to exercise every day – no matter what.  We WANT to exercise.  We NEED to exercise. We paid good money to buy really good running shoes.   And a cool athletic jacket.  But, instead of putting on the shoes and hustling ourselves out Read more

  One employee’s toxic behavior can affect the performance of an entire team.  Recent research on team effectiveness has found that the single most important factor influencing high performing teams and the lowest performing teams is the quality of colleague relationships. If relationships on the team are strong, supportive and collaborative, you will more likely have Read more

Graphic with two faces looking at each other and the words Emotional Intelligence below

Research now shows what we intuitively know to be true – that effective management is closely related to emotional intelligence (EQ). In fact, when one researcher evaluated the emotional intelligence of hundreds of people at work, he found that 90% of the top performers rated high in emotional intelligence. Emotionally intelligent leadership has been shown Read more

To many of us, what is most shocking about the recent events involving Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Kevin Spacey, Harvey Weinstein, Bill Reilly is not the pervasive sexual harassment that has occurred for years and been ignored. But rather the abrupt shift in perception that this behavior is unacceptable, inappropriate and will not be tolerated Read more

  In the new holiday movie Office Christmas Party, a hard partying manager of an office branch about to be closed joins with his Chief Technical Officer to throw an epic holiday party.  Hilarity ensues, and the entire office and all of it’s occupants get trashed.  In real life, things rarely if ever get that Read more

Three Myths About Introverted Leaders

There is a quiet revolution going on in the management ranks. Introverted leaders are finally getting the attention they deserve because of qualities like their ability to listen deeply and carefully, their calming presence amidst chaos or their capacity to think before acting.  Still, some myths about this personality type have deep roots in a Read more

interview skills

Ryan is one of those clients that has a lot going for him.  Ivy league undergrad degree in engineering, post-grad fellowship, Warton MBA, then 5 years of dedicated hard work in a consulting firm. He is well regarded and moving up in his firm. But, on his 30th birthday, Ryan decided that he wanted leave his firm with the goal of Read more

If you have followed the steps we’ve written about so far – outlining your accomplishments and value to the company,  figuring out exactly what you want, and lining up your allies, then it’s time to negotiate for your salary increase.  To land a significant raise, and our clients do, we strongly believe in three things:  Preparation, Presence Read more