Moving Back to Center

August 29th, 2016 by Kelly Kienzle

Sometimes after we’ve been in a role for a while, we are no longer happy. We go through our work almost blindly and do not need to exert much intellectual energy to fulfill our responsibilities satisfactorily. Sometimes we can even be performing above average, but doing

How to Make Your Vacation Your Biggest Professional Accomplishment for the Next 12 Months

August 4th, 2015 by Kelly Kienzle

I love vacation. You love vacation. We all love vacations. Why? Because we can disconnect, physically and electronically, from our routines. We can step back and view our world and our thinking differently. We can let our minds meander. We can remember how we used to

Where is your choice?

August 7th, 2014 by Kelly Kienzle

Summer offers so many choices. We can choose to go outside or work from home; choose to wear sandals or flip-flops; or choose to stay out later or not. But is it only the season that gives us more choice? Why aren’t we at choice more

Thank You Fridays

November 8th, 2013 by Kelly Kienzle

Don’t you wish that you could feel just a little calmer?  What is that elusive “thing” that would help you feel more engaged and at peace?  How do you put just a little more joy in your work life? Try “Thank You Fridays.”  “Thank you Fridays”

Servant Leadership in Service to You

June 27th, 2012 by Kelly Kienzle

The philosophy behind servant leadership is a humble one: help others do what they need to do. Yet, as a leader, adopting this philosophy can also help you. The reason is this: In difficult situations, you can overcome your fears if you think first about what

Stand Your Sacred Ground

May 31st, 2012 by Kelly Kienzle

Can you feel the power in these words?  Isn’t this what we aspire to do each day?  Each time you resolve to “stand your sacred ground”, you are being a leader.  You are claiming your vision as something meaningful. This is what leaders do.  This is

Becoming a Workplace Coach for Your Team

February 29th, 2012 by Kelly Kienzle

If I asked you to choose between attending a 5-hour training session in a windowless room with a soggy sandwich for lunch, or… holding a meaningful dialogue with members of your team on a highly specific and profoundly important topic, which would you choose? If you

How to Build Your Leadership Style: Compare Yourself with Yourself

January 31st, 2012 by Kelly Kienzle

So often we look around us and try to become the leaders that others expect us to be.  Or we look behind us for past role models and historical precedence to determine how we should be. But what if you were to step away from those

Leading a Purposeful Life

December 30th, 2011 by Kelly Kienzle

I read a story this morning about a woman who was killed in an elevator accident.  She was going to work as she always did, likely feeling safe and unthreatened. Yet, her life took a sudden and dreadful turn.  How could she have known? What were

Men and Women in Leadership – What’s the difference?

November 30th, 2011 by Kelly Kienzle

How many articles have you read recently that show a correlation between the few number of women leaders and the lack of the traditional leadership strengths, such as confidence, tough-mindedness and self-promotion? Yet there is also a growing number of studies that show women possess the