01/2016
Fear is a powerful ally when it keeps us safe from potentially harmful situations--like driving too fast or walking alone at night in a dangerous area. Fear is NOT our ally when it prevents us from embracing opportunities for growth.
12/2015
Kristy Tan Neckowicz's View From the Top: Have you ever wondered, "How do I get my boss to listen to me?" It's a question that comes up frequently in coaching sessions. In one particular session, Sarah, a manager of a growing team of analysts, was asking the question.
11/2015
Thank you for being inspiring and aspiring leaders! Thank you for sharing your vision, for encouraging people to grow and develop, and for acknowledging the people on your team who make a contribution. Thank you for expressing gratitude to others in ways that help them to connect the dots about what is important in your organization.
10/2015
From the desk of Melanie Sanchez-Jones: What's the biggest anxiety for any high performing team?
09/2015
Like boats, people create wakes -- swells of good feeling, ripples of irritation, or frothing waves of drama and crisis. These emotional wakes can either spur engagement or thwart it, which is why effective leaders are mindful of the impact they have on those around them. What effect do you have on your team members?
08/2015
Maria walked into the team meeting with a chip on her shoulder.
07/2015
It's summer time, so I'm thinking about retreats. We all need time to step off, step back and take a deep breath. We need time to reflect on where we are both personally and professionally, time to dream and time to plan.
07/2015
After hearing about Pixar's new animated movie, I knew I had to see it immediately!Inside Out is a film about 5 emotions coming to life: Joy, Sadness, Fear, Anger and Disgust. (While Pixar identified only 5, there are actually 7 core emotions; Love and Hope don't make an appearance.) Still, it's amazing to see how Pixar's animators turned feelings into characters who vie to control the "Head Quarters" of an 11-year-old girl.
05/2015
Would a surgeon ask her intern to perform surgery without surgical tools? Of course not.Would a banker ask a loan officer to conduct business without calculators and computer databases? Never!Yet in every profession executives ask team leaders to manage others without providing the right tools or training to do so.  
05/2015
From the desk of Melanie Sanchez-Jones: When people learn about my experience, they are usually curious about the 2 years I spent working in Shanghai, China.

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