Wish you could Fire Your Staff and Start Over?

messy officeHave you ever taken a leadership position in  an organization that was in need of a major turnaround? 

Ever wanted to fire all your team members and start over?

Leaders in this position often have the highest expectations of effecting change—change that will turn a poorly functioning organization into a more successful one.

You took this job because you believe in the mission of the organization and feel compelled to lend your skills and talents to improving the way the organization operates.  [Read more…]

Becoming A Leader of My Life part 2

 

This is a head shot of Christine Kane

Christine Kane

 

My journey continues as Christine challenges me to go deeper to find my own capacity to

lead my life and business

during this intense 4 day event.

Sunday night gems:

We learn how we react to both challenges and opportunities is often our biggest obstacle to a healthy thriving business or organization.  Christine broke it down for us.

We start with our default reactions to challenges and obstacles.

Default meaning the way we automatically react, without thinking, our habitual responses in the world.

My personal default reactions to opportunities and challenges include: [Read more…]

Becoming a Leader of My Life with Christine Kane

A view of Raleigh as we take off for Atlanta

A view of Raleigh as we take off for Atlanta

Day 1: Saturday afternoon

My four day journey begins today from seat 17D on a flight from Raleigh, NC  to Atlanta for my third live event with the amazing Christine Kane of Uplevel Your Business.  This event is about growing your business, becoming a leader and everything required to make that happen. [Read more…]

How to Create a Successful Start Up Business

Gray and Cara for web

Gray and Cara Brooks in front of their 700 degree wood burning pizza oven

Gray Brooks, Cara Brooks and Jay Owens created Pizzeria Toro in Durham, NC, in a span of 2 years in a pretty competitive local restaurant market. [Read more…]

7 Steps to Manage Change in an Organization

Brent Newman, CEO, Grundy Housing Authority with supporters

Brent Newman, CEO Grundy Housing Authority and Supporters

Brent Newman is the CEO of the Grundy County Housing Authority in Morris, Illinois and a past Skillful Means client.  He and his staff provide housing for some of the poorest elderly and disabled residents in their community. [Read more…]

6 Tips for Successful (Crisis) Communication

Crisis pixCrisis communication is important today with the 24 hour news cycle and the speed and accessibility of information on the Internet.

Last week Karen Albritton, president of Capstrat, a communication agency in Raleigh, NC took this subject head-on at a Durham Chamber Executive Lunch series.  Capstrat specializes in this tricky business of crisis communication.

How often does something unexpected happen and we are not sure how to respond?  In crisis, that effect gets magnified many times! [Read more…]

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