Leadership Tip: The Guilt Factor

I am a Jewish, Italian, Catholic girl born and bred to feel extraordinary levels of guilt. I have perfected this gift and it is one aspect of my life I now strive to stay aware of and committed to changing. I know that guilt is an illusion, and it is an illusion that can control your mind. Guilt is […]

Leadership Tip: Blamers and Shamers

“Yeah, but …it’s not my fault…” You know them…the blamers & shamers. People who just don’t take responsibility for their actions or missed deliverables. As leaders, we have to understand that where this behavior exists it only persists unless you step in and do a collaborative reset.   Here are a few tips for realigning: 1. Ensure clarity of expectations for […]

Leadership development: Always Have an Eye on the Future…

When it comes to leadership, how do you stay ahead of the competition? How do you innovate in your niche? How can your team think differently when most people hold on tightly to what they know? To have the competitive advantage, it’s all about keeping your eye on the future and looking for opportunities. Finding opportunities can be […]

INTENTIONAL LEADERSHIP – THE SIX PILLARS

High performance leaders are intentional in their approach to leading themselves and others. Leadership is a behavior not a position.  Emotionally engaging leaders have 6 common pillars which allow the work to become more exciting; the environment more empowering and enjoyable; the creative mind more dynamic and curious; the human spirit more open to change; […]

The Aspire Learning Model

Here at Aspire, we say that there is a big difference between training and learning.  Training is the delivery of information and knowledge.  It does not create sustainable change.  Learning is different however.  Learning focuses on improving specific competencies and goes beyond just the mere delivery of knowledge. We know that to build impactful and […]

12 things I’ve learned about evaluating my own leadership

If you think leadership development is expensive, imagine the cost of weak leadership! Think about you and your team. Where are you? Where is your team? How are your leaders performing? Do you know what people want? Every year I self-reflect on my own leadership effectiveness focusing on 12 things. These focus areas are included in […]

Does Culture Matter? Ask Tom Brady!

If you don’t think culture matters, just ask Tom Brady. It wasn’t that he had a bad day. And it wasn’t the unsportsmanlike conduct he displayed by not shaking the winning quarterback’s hand. Even die-hard Patriots fans questioned that! Instead, it was that this Philly team showed up with the right owner (stakeholder), coaches (leadership team), […]

Get your crystal ball

Look. Listen. Explore. Evolve. The future is easy to predict. Leadership is the hard stuff! Leaders have to inspire all that is possible, optimize people and market opportunities, and push for maximum performance.  At the same time, they must: Be grounded Be present to their organization’s realities Facilitate their team’s growth and evolution As a leader, it […]

Away we go

Lumbering herald of Fall, We surrender to introspection… A gift from our future, Please offer us the quality of silence. Give us the strength to move inward… toward peace and tranquility. We make this journey with confidence and faith, Knowing you are within us; here to guide us. We let go. We embrace the winding road […]