What are Category A Teams?

Throughout my time in the corporate world as a team member and leader, I found that, at any given, time teams fall into one of four categories: Obviously Category A looks most desirable to any leader, right? Category A teams have a solid team dynamic that enables relatively effortless and enjoyable collaboration. These teams are … Continue reading What are Category A Teams?

Balancing Quantitative and Qualitative Objectives in Leadership

A primary part of a leader’s role is to support the team in reaching objectives. This involves keeping the team aligned on what the objectives are, ensuring the team has the resources to execute the work, and keeping the work engaging so the team develops and remains enthusiastic. In this post, I’ll detail the key differences between quantitative and qualitative objectives, provide insight on how to make your quantitative objectives impactful, and provide some ways to begin finding balance and new energy on your team.

Magic of Mind Mapping for Leadership

Mind mapping is a powerful tool we can use as leaders to balance our logical thinking processes with expansive, innovative thinking about how to approach our work. We can also better understand and achieve our objectives with our teams. In this post, I will describe the benefits of mind mapping I have experienced, the key aspects of mind mapping that make it impactful, a how-to guide for getting started, and explained examples.

Giving Direction without being a Dictator

As a leader, it is your role to give direction and provide structure to make sure your team’s vision becomes reality. To do this, you have to delegate and direct the work that is accomplished on the team. How do you deliver requests without making demands? How do you give direction without seeming or feeling dictator-like?

Awake Leadership Spotlight at The Hivery

Awake Leadership Spotlight at The Hivery I am excited to be offering a book introduction and signing at The Hivery, a beautiful space in Mill Valley, CA. At this event, I will reveal the story behind the development and creation of the book, guide attendees through the seven-section method and selected exercises from the book, … Continue reading Awake Leadership Spotlight at The Hivery

Your Questions Answered: Mission Statements & Vision Planning

Recently, I received questions from Awake Leadership readers about the relationship between the team mission and the team vision: Could you please elaborate on the key differences between the team mission and team vision? Why do we need to construct and consider both with our team? The first section of Awake Leadership is called Vision … Continue reading Your Questions Answered: Mission Statements & Vision Planning

Tools for Awakening: How do you use your solo time?

As a leader, it is challenging to carve out time to get any solo work done or even gather your thoughts. We spend a lot of time in meetings and planning how we’re going to spend our work time to accomplish objectives. There are larger group meetings, one-on-one’s with team members, conference calls, personal e-mail … Continue reading Tools for Awakening: How do you use your solo time?