What I learned from being a corrections officer

There are times in life when we experience things we can learn from, and other times when we feel like we learned nothing at all. I am here to tell you that if you look hard enough, every life experience offers a teachable moment. You may have to dig deep, but it’s up to you...

How to stay inspired

It isn’t easy to stay inspired when we find ourselves in the everyday routine of life. Whether it’s work-related stress, at-home challenges and or mental obstacles, finding and maintaining inspiration can be challenging for anyone. So, here are three actionable steps I take to stay inspired daily. Document your desires First, you need to spend...

Elevate your superpowers in a strengths-based culture

Have you ever experienced a time when you were so absorbed in an activity – either at work or home – that you completely lost track of time? A time when you were totally engaged and motivated to complete a task – and the outcome turned out great? If so, there’s a good possibility you...

4 steps for turning disengagement into delight

Developing employees has always been a foundational component of my leadership style. Early on in my career, I learned that if you take the time to develop your people, they’re more engaged, and in return, will take care of the bottom line. Gallup researchers have studied performance differences between actively engaged and disengaged employees. Results...

How giving authentic feedback makes you a stronger leader

I have found that most people dread the idea of giving and receiving feedback, even if the feedback is constructive or positive. That said, giving authentic feedback is a key competency every leader must master. When you do it well, you become a stronger leader among your peers – and your entire team benefits. Preparing...

6 ways to excel as a project sponsor

Have you ever taken part in a project where you found yourself sitting back, scratching your head and wondering what the sponsor’s role was – or even who the project sponsor was? I’ve been there a time or two, and the scenario can be pretty confusing. It looks something like this. At the kickoff meeting,...