How to Get Your Innovation Team in Peak Performance Quickly

Need to get your innovation team at peak performance quickly? Forget about taking the team out for a beer. Ask these 9 questions instead. It’s common to have a social event to kick off a new project or major initiative. The idea is that this will translate into better collaboration in the workplace. By helpingContinue reading “How to Get Your Innovation Team in Peak Performance Quickly”

Inclusive Leadership: The Right Way to Onboard a Diverse Hire

Even the most well-meaning leaders get this wrong. Here’s the bottom line: ❌Stop talking about your new hire’s diversity. ✔Start talking about your new hire’s credentials. Oftentimes inclusive leaders jump to announce that they have just hired a woman or a person of color, or someone with ability differences…however they are defining diversity in theirContinue reading “Inclusive Leadership: The Right Way to Onboard a Diverse Hire”

My # 1 Recommended Resources After 1 Year In Business

People ask me all the time how I made the transition from corporate to my own coaching and consulting business. It’s a long answer but here are some of the resources that have helped me the most. Stand Out by Dorie Clark. This book is helpful if you want to learn to use your expertise asContinue reading “My # 1 Recommended Resources After 1 Year In Business”

What Rockstar Scientists and Engineers Do Differently!

🌟The Hotwash Habit. A “hotwash” ( or after action review) is a reflection exercise that you do immediately after an activity. It comes from the military and is now used in the crisis management community. Rockstar scientists and engineers adopt it as a personal habit, and you should too. Here’s how it works: 🎯After aContinue reading “What Rockstar Scientists and Engineers Do Differently!”

Leadership Presentation Mistakes Scientists and Engineers Make

If you get the impression that managers get impatient with you when you present your work, you are not wrong. 🥱😕Technical people are notorious for giving bad presentations. Most of our experience is from conferences or in our graduate defenses. Those kinds of presentations are NOTHING LIKE how you should be presenting to an audienceContinue reading “Leadership Presentation Mistakes Scientists and Engineers Make”