How to Retain Top Talent

I just returned from the 2015 WNBA Draft and my mind is on top talent – the best of the best or emerging leaders. I was surrounded by 12 professional athletes for a few days leading up to the draft and as the President of the league announced the names – dreams came true. My […]

Motivating Across Generations

We all have Traditionalists, Boomers, Generation X, and Millennials in our workplace. You’re lucky if you manage or lead these generations on a team. It’s a great opportunity to become an expert in motivating across generations. If you engage and motivate them all the same, you’re not taking into account they tend to be motivated […]

Instilling Confidence In Your People and Team

I have written a lot about how important it is to build meaningful relationships and value your people. This is the secret to long-term employee (people) retention and loyalty, to strengthen your understanding of basic human behavior and emotional intelligence. Instilling confidence, your employees and team will feel valued and powerful in what they bring to the team and […]

Confidence and Women

Why don’t women have more confidence?   Male business executives ask this a lot, usually in connection with their reasons for not promoting women into upper management. Having observed women’s behavior (and mine!) over the last 20 years, I understand the frustration expressed by some men. Have you walked down a grocery aisle and heard women […]

So You Wanna Be Comfortable In Your Skin

We all go through different phases of maturation. How we grow and evolve shapes how we view the world and how we function within it. And the things we discover about ourselves along the way help us work, collaborate, and lead better. In my 30s, I would preach the good word, “Life begins at 30.” […]

Together Everyone Achieves More

No one uses this phrase more than a coach. Coaching major college athletics for 27 years, TEAM has meant so much more to me than just my players. Trust me, it takes a village to accomplish something special. My team consisted of my players, parents, staff, support staff, alumni, donors, high school and club coaches, fans, the campus and […]

5 Things I Wish I Had Known Before Starting A Business

September 2013 By: Jennifer Havice The decision to start up a business is a lot like the one to bring home a puppy. Even if you’ve put a whole lot of thought into it, planned for every possible eventuality, chances are you’re going to have a lot of sleepless nights at the beginning. Fledgling businesses, […]