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Message from Julie: Are You Letting Your Team Color Outside the Lines?

During class last week, my yoga teacher told a story about her two grandsons. The oldest didn’t want to share his coloring book with his younger brother because his brother

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Message from Julie: Want to Change Your Team’s Behavior? Change Your Behavior First

As you might guess, when someone reaches out to me for training or coaching it is often because they want someone else to change. They want their team to be more

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Let’s Not Throw The Baby Out With The Bathwater

The light at the end of the tunnel is getting brighter. Covid-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths are decreasing in the United States and much of the world. In many states businesses are fully open, workers

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Message from Julie: Leaders are the Heroes

I love the concept of the hero’s journey. And in my story, leaders are the heroes. For those of you not familiar with the concept of the hero’s journey, it

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5 Characteristics of a Resilient Leader: Bob and Weave Your Way to Resiliency

If you ever find yourself in a boxing ring with punches coming at you, don’t panic…bob and weave. This practical defense technique simultaneously protects you from a hit and shifts

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For Everything DiSC® Facilitators: Using DiSC® to Increase Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a sought-after quality in both leaders and team members. After all, you would probably prefer to work for or with someone who is self-aware, exhibits self-control,

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A Year in Review: The “Best” of 2020

If you’re like me, you’re probably more than ready to see 2020 in a rearview mirror. Let’s not mince words: this year sucked. A global pandemic, travel restrictions and lockdowns, protests and riots, quarantines,

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Featured Product: The Five Behaviors® for Virtual Teams

Managing virtual teams is a challenge you can overcome? When the coronavirus pandemic struck in February, many effective leaders were forced to lead their teams remotely using video conferencing as

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Leaders Need Agility Now More Than Ever to Succeed

In what ways have you had to be agile this year? Certainly, all of us have had to be agile in navigating the uncertainty of COVID-19. For me, that has

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If You Want Engaged Employees, Develop Your Leaders

I remember as a child playing the game tug-of-war with my friends. Each group was vying to get the other team to change their position by tugging as hard as

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