In 1998, I moved from my native New York to Washington, DC searching for a fresh start. I needed to get away after some of the toughest months of my life: my parents were divorcing after 25 years of marriage, I had just broken up with my boyfriend, and my grandfather had just died of […]
I recently had the opportunity to attend a week-long conference with Jack Canfield, the co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series and The Success Principles: How to Get from Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. The event was focused on helping people break through to higher levels of success. The […]
“Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers” ~Harry Truman When was the last time you saw a positive and uplifting story on the news or the Internet? Our news media is saturated with negative stories and messages. While it’s good to be informed about current events, as leaders it serves us to […]
My first job after college was as a help desk service representative in an insurance company. I knew it wasn’t a position I wanted to be in long-term, but it was a way to get my foot in the door. After working in that position for a few months, I realized that I wanted to […]
We’ve all heard the statistic that only 8% of people achieve their New Year resolutions or goals each year. So how do you ensure you are one of those successful leaders who ends the year accomplished and fulfilled?
In this video, I share the one thing that can help you achieve your goals this year–without massive effort.
Once you’ve had a chance to watch, I’d love to know…
What is one small action you can take repeatedly to move you toward one of your goals this year? Do you have any strategies or practices that help you achieve your goals?
As we near the end of the year, are you on track to achieve your goals? Is your team focused and on track, or are they running in 15 different directions? Are you wondering how it got to be November when you haven’t had the chance to get nearly as much done as you planned?
In this month’s video, I share the two most important skills for a leader to be successful. You can be the most talented, strategic, smart, and emotionally intelligent leader, but if you don’t have these two skills, you will never achieve results.
I also share four steps to achieving exceptional goals in the next 12 weeks. Twelve weeks is enough time to achieve significant goals without becoming overwhelmed.
Once you’ve watched the video, I’d love to hear your tips for keeping your team on track to achieve goals. Or, let us know what you plan to put in action to get back on track with your goals. Leave a comment below the video.
Earlier this year, I was working with an executive who had all the characteristics of a great leader; high emotional intelligence, an engaged team, an approachable leadership style, and great results. There was one thing missing: he didn’t have a successor. Although his team members met or exceeded expectations in their current roles, not one […]
A few weeks ago, I enrolled in a program for entrepreneurs. The first two weeks of this program are about decluttering your life–your physical space; including files, closets, and drawers, and your mental space; including negative beliefs and information overload. The premise is that by decluttering the things you don’t need or that don’t serve […]
It’s our business anniversary today, and we are celebrating by posting our very first video! In this video, Laurie Maddalena, CEO of Envision Excellence, shares information about a new planning system that helps leaders and organizations get better results faster.
Laurie also shares one of her personal goals she is committed to taking action on in the next 12 weeks!
I worked for a credit union years ago, and when I was first promoted to HR director, I remember my boss telling me that my promotion came with a lot of changes. I would no longer be assessed just on my technical expertise. My success would be evaluated on my leadership abilities and how my […]