Product Mgmt Leadership 101: Use the White Board!

To build an innovative product team, you need to value your employees.  This is so simple, yet is difficult to do. When your product managers feel that they are valued, contributing to the organization, and are part of the strategy, great things can happen.  Product Managers are Type-A personalities, who are curious, innovative, and very … Continue reading Product Mgmt Leadership 101: Use the White Board!

Small Talk and Innovation

As an introvert, there is nothing worse than small talk with strangers.  In my 20’s,  I would consider myself a corner dweller at parties where I did not know anyone.  I would find the one person I knew, and we would somehow make our way to the corner where we did not have to interact … Continue reading Small Talk and Innovation

Why Do I Coach?

Why do I coach?  My passion is connection. Connecting leaders to their authentic self Connecting leaders to their teams Connecting people to their passions Connecting people to their power Connecting teams to collaborate Connecting organizations to drive innovation Connecting people to their whole self including work and life   I coach since I love connection. … Continue reading Why Do I Coach?

Teamwork and the Family Dinner Table

When you think of a the family dinner table what do you think of?  For me, it means: Everyone talking at the same time All sorts of interesting topics that can change course mid-conversation Laughter Honesty Debating, lots of debating People interrupting each other And an environment where we all contribute to the conversation. When … Continue reading Teamwork and the Family Dinner Table

What Is Leadership Presence? Why Does It Matter?

Leadership presence is when we motivate and inspire others. What is presence?  Is it being fully available to others?  Is it how we speak to and work with our teams?  Presence is a little bit of all of these.  I recently found a great definition of presence.  Presence is a state that can be defined … Continue reading What Is Leadership Presence? Why Does It Matter?

I am Collaborating…No I am Cooperating…Which is it?

Is Cooperation the Same as Collaboration? Collaboration is one of the terms used on a daily basis both in the office and in the business press.  We attend meetings and collaborate with our colleagues.  We collaborate with our leaders.  We collaborate,  collaborate, collaborate.  But are we really collaborating?  Some common definitions of collaboration vs cooperation … Continue reading I am Collaborating…No I am Cooperating…Which is it?