Growing Forward Blog
This is your one-stop for articles regarding leadership and management. Find the resources and tips you need to become a better leader.
Growth is hard work. It’s easy to lose sight of yourself in the daily grind of life. In the blink of an eye, you can become someone you don’t recognize.
April 25, 2022 | Originally posted September 4, 2020 You want to be on your boss’s good side to get a great performance review, right?
April 16, 2022 | Originally posted June 7, 2017 On every team, at one time or another, there is a person lagging behind the pack.
March 19, 2020 | Originally published January 16, 2018 There are times when wandering aimlessly is exactly what you want to be doing. For example,
March 16, 2022 As a leader, you know that being accessible to your staff and being there when they need you builds confidence and trust,
Originally published November 19, 2016 A football player moves before the ball is snapped. A facemask gets used to throw a player to the ground.
January 30, 2022 | Originally posted on February 2, 2017 When you disagree with someone or when they can only see a problem or situation
January 20, 2022 | Originally posted on September 10, 2016 We set goals because at a certain point in time we decide we want to
January 6, 2022 Goal setting can be a very positive activity. Goals can act as the stepping stones that lead you to achievement, a dream,
December 16, 2021 | Originally posted on September 2, 2019 Your company has met its goals for the year and your team is firing on
December 7, 2021 | Originally posted August 22, 2018 I like the title of a John Maxwell book: Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. At its core,
Having tough talks with team members is stressful but avoiding confrontation can make things even worse. Did you know that it actually takes more energy
You’ve probably experienced someone in your work or personal life who has a high degree of emotional intelligence. They are self-aware, they set boundaries, remain
by Paul Casey | October 18, 2021 You are performing well at work, hitting your productivity goals, and even taking on extra work. Over the
No matter what your profession, you have projects. Projects are larger-scale tasks/initiatives that gather multiple people with a myriad of steps to accomplish something of
One of my “official” strengths when taking the StrengthsFinder 2.0 assessment is being a Learner. Yes, I’ll own that. I’m insatiable when it comes to
How are you doing? Is 2021 panning out the way you hoped? If you set a goal or made a New Year’s Resolution, how is
To be on the “top of your game” every day, you must have your thought patterns in the right place. Your thoughts turn into feelings
We’ve all lost our keys or wallet or sunglasses a time or two, and we’ve either found them or replaced them. However, there are less
I queried my coaching clients last month for the habits they do every day in order to have a better chance at a typical day
Pressure mounts at work when: someone retires or gets fired, and it’s been determined the position won’t be filled someone goes out on leave for
The trend towards working remotely has been accelerated by the COVID-19 pandemic. However, before 2020, working remotely was a rapidly growing implementation by many organizations
So, yeah, I “nerd-out on non-fiction”: primarily reading personal growth and leadership books, and 2020 was no exception, reading 45 books–some, while exercising, on Audible,
I just finished my annual planning day, and am very excited to share with you some reflections about how I adjusted to this crazy year,
“If things are not going well with you, begin your effort at correcting the situation by carefully examining the service you are rendering, and especially
If you are like most workers, you look forward to Fridays. Some people have chosen to intentionally set aside Fridays for one big activity every
Overwhelmed? You know, that feeling of “emotional flooding” where your brain can’t wrap around all the things coming at you. I like to say that
I had a client say the other day that he was just “treading water” when I asked him how he was doing in this COVID-scarred
I read a stat last week in one of my trade magazines that said fully one-third of employees are looking to switch jobs in the
Working from home can be productive, fun and become boring, especially if you are an extrovert like me. If there is one thing I’ve learned