Yesterday I was your peer, today I’m your supervisor…now what?

Changing dynamics at work add to already challenging situations. It’s not uncommon that individuals get promoted, and overnight go from being their co-workers’ peer to supervising them. When roles and goals change, the management and leadership style must follow; but tensions and triggers show up that accompany the change and often lead to confusion and…

Bosses Behaving Badly

Is it the pressure? The power? The profit-motive? One thing’s for sure — supervisors who mistreat their subordinates are not focused on the people. When has it become acceptable for bosses to behave so badly? A position of power over the decisions and direction in an organization is a responsibility and a reward that must…

Talk-Sick Work Environments Harm Business Health: How to Detox Your Workplace

Gossiping. Lashing out. Undermining. Triangulating. Shooting down. Judging. Criticizing. Chastising. Trivializing. Harassing. Misleading. Deceiving. Lying. Shaming. Blaming. Complaining. Stonewalling. Sadly, the number of ways we create a talk-sick (read: toxic) environment at work is countless. It’s common knowledge these days that putting toxins into our bodies (cigarettes, drugs, refined sugar, alcohol, saturated fats, pesticides, mold,…

LOL: Let Others Lead

My friend and Everest Summiter/Keynote Speaker, Gary Guller, says that to be great you have to make those around you great. One of the surest ways to accomplish this is by letting others – in your personal and professional spheres – lead, and by following their lead with trust and respect. Several notable and desirable…