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?

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.

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?

Pairs of Unlikely Compliments: Compassion and Competition

Two weeks ago, I saw Vincente Fox speak about qualities of strong modern leaders. He mentioned many qualities but two that he mentioned seemed very conflicting, until I listened and thought about it more.

Awake Leadership for All

This week I am offering Awake Leadership quantity pricing at the LLamasoft SummerCon conference and later this summer my e-store with quantity pricing will go live. This pricing is perfect for organizations purchasing copies of Awake Leadership for multiple leaders. How It Works: The price of a single book is the same as through Amazon.com … Continue reading Awake Leadership for All

Three Ways to Use Interactive Visualizations for Collaborating with Your Team

Visualization : a representation of an object, mental image, situation, or set of information as a physical chart or other image. Do you ever find it difficult to communicate the status of a project, educate your team members on the context of the organization, or describe how a specific system or process works? In our … Continue reading Three Ways to Use Interactive Visualizations for Collaborating with Your Team

Work through a Guidebook with Ease and Enthusiasm

A guidebook is an awesome interactive tool for learning new skills and gaining inspiration for your work and your team. However, leaders in dynamic, fast-paced organizations have to carefully budget their time and finding time to start reading and implementing something new can seem challenging. Our time is so important. How do we decide whether … Continue reading Work through a Guidebook with Ease and Enthusiasm