On your journey to build Reality-Based Leadership principles in your office, it’s not uncommon to feel overwhelmed as you decide where to begin! We know you’ve enthusiastically dug in, watched the videos, and feel armed with great ideas! And suddenly you discover that sometimes, starting is the hardest part!
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My entry into Reality-Based Leadership started with the Open-Door Policy. After several years as a family therapist, I got a promotion in my organization. For the first time, I would be leading a team, which got me a free ticket to the Human Resources boot camp for managers. Designed to prepare me for my new […]
After spending more than 20 years working with the Reality-Based philosophy and honing Reality-Based tools in hundreds of organizations, I’m excited to finally have current research data that quantifies the cost of Emotional Waste. Organizations are losing billions of dollars annually.
The New Year is a great time for new beginnings. And what better way to start off 2016 than ditching the drama in your life for a happier, healthier year? That’s why we created the 30-Day Ditch the Drama Challenge. During the month of January, our fans and followers are invited to join us in […]
Teaching your team to roll with the punches When change comes our way, we immediately feel threatened. The next thing we know, we are going through three predictable stages in order to cope with the unexpected news at hand: Stage 1: Surprise – How can this be happening? Why Me? Stage 2: Panic – How […]
Employee engagement has been a hot topic in the workplace for years. It’s probably because most organizational efforts to address the issue have fallen flat. The harsh reality that we, as leaders, must face is that we’ve been doing it wrong. Yes, you read that correctly. It’s time for those in leadership to acknowledge that […]
Developmental feedback can be tough to hear, but it’s an inevitable part of life. No one is perfect and there will always be room for improvement. However, while developmental feedback doesn’t have the ability to hold us back, a lack of willingness to act on it does. Whether you realize it or not, this is […]
The pressure and stress among today’s workforce is palpable. Deadlines are tight and expectations are sky high. But the truth as to why our teams and organizations are struggling might surprise you. Here’s a hint – it doesn’t have anything to do with our teams or organizations. It all comes down to those in charge. […]
There are many challenges in today’s work environment. Here’s the reality check: challenging times are not the source of our pain. The source of our pain is the absence of great leadership that’s based in reality. Many times, people misconstrue my message as one of “tough love.” Well, not really. Reality is tough. Leadership is […]