Brenda's Blog

All articles from September, 2020

A true tale of two CEOs

A true tale of two CEO coaching clients: one aged 32 running an organization of 7,500 people, and one aged 54 running an organization of 37,000 people.

During the younger CEO’s session, he asked me, “How long does it take to get really good at leadership?” Two days later, during my session with the more seasoned CEO, he bemoaned, “Will I ever actually be good at leadership?”

To both of these executives, I responded with the same comment – the one I share below. Truth is: There is no “end” to anyone’s leadership journey. Leadership is a non-stop learning process.

And those who read this and get frustrated will get very different outcomes from those who read this and get energized by that idea.

Start building (or re-building) your brand now!

What makes right now a great time to start building (or re-building) your brand? In this interview with Success Labs, I share key reasons why YOU should consider building your brand, and reveal the foundational steps that are quick and simple to help you do just that.

Why they call it LeaderSHIP

Here’s my tongue-in-cheek-yet-honest take on why we call it Leader“SHIP.”

I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Don’t just delegate the task…

This week, one of my executive coaching clients shared, “I’m so tired of the lack of ownership in this company!” It’s not unusual to hear that kind of phrase, whether a leader is talking about an individual, a team, or an entire organization.

To encourage greater ownership in any situation, I encourage clients to pause and consider “what” they are actually delegating. Is it simply the tasks/the “doing”? Or are they delegating the thinking that leads to the tasks? If you want to drive stronger ownership, delegate the thinking!What other ways can you drive greater ownership at work?