Leadership Perspectives

Everyone has opinions: How to make sure yours are grounded

August 31, 2016

Some of the most valuable work that I do with individuals and teams is helping them understand the difference between assessments and assertions… or put another way, the difference between opinions (or assumptions) and facts. Of course, you know the difference.  If it is 85 degrees, you are sweating, and you say “It’s hot.”  That’s […]

7 things to know about how to deal with a bully

June 1, 2016
Marie Peeler

After a conference recently, where I gave a talk on emotional intelligence, I received an email requesting advice on dealing with a boss that “lacks self-awareness, is quick to anger, and vents their frustration on whoever is around.” In other words, the writer wanted to know how to deal with a bully. We’ve all experienced […]

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Why leaders should drink more water

May 9, 2016

If someone handed you the silver bullet, a substance that could make your brain less fuzzy, your stress more tolerable, and your health better overall, do you think you would you use it? I’m guessing that most people would say that they would if the substance were legal and didn’t have nasty side effects.  What […]

How important is sleep?

December 17, 2015
Marie Peeler

  Recently a client asked me how important I thought sleep was.  I didn’t hesitate before I said “Critically important” with some vehemence.  The context of the conversation was leadership, leadership performance, and showing up emotionally centered and resilient in the face of challenge. My answer didn’t surprise him.  I think he was simply looking for […]

Overwhelming workload

Coping with overwhelm? Keep learning.

June 30, 2015

Ever watch what happens as the workload keeps building, complexity keeps increasing, and leaders try to cope by working harder and faster? Work hours extend and anxiety levels rise, but productivity does not necessarily increase as leaders frantically attempt to simply keep up. Hard work is not a bad thing. Sometimes we need to work […]

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5 rules for more achievable New Year’s resolutions

December 29, 2014

Every year around now the time honored topics of New Year’s Resolutions and whether or not to make them comes up. People debate the merits of these oft-made, and nearly as oft-broken, promises to ourselves and, increasingly, decide just to skip the whole business altogether. But I’m an advocate of the much maligned New Year’s […]

Want to be more productive? Spend more time sleeping.

September 22, 2014

An article last week in the Wall Street Journal focused on the effect of adequate sleep – and sleep deprivation – on work performance.  Pointing out famous short-sleepers, such as the late Margaret Thatcher, who famously operated on far less than the often recommended eight hours sleep per night, the article makes the case that […]

6 ways to delegate more effectively

August 25, 2014

In the management and leadership classes that I teach, I’ve proven time and again that even leaders just starting out understand the benefits of delegating, the consequences of failing to delegate, and even some of the reasons that they don’t delegate.  Yet the need to delegate more effectively comes up repeatedly on the list of […]

We all know what RESPECT is, don’t we?

May 29, 2014

I bet you think you know what respect means.  After all, don’t we all know when others are treating us with respect, or with disrespect? Have you been watching news coverage of the Aaron Hernandez arraignment?  If the Assistant DA’s version of the story is true, two men are dead and a promising career is […]

What you can do to make 2014 your best year ever

December 16, 2013

Were you your best leadership self in 2013?  If so, do you want to keep getting better?  If not, do you want a chance to make 2014 your year to shine?  Here are just a few key things that you can do to be more effective and happy with your performance in 2014. Set a […]

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