Yvonne’s Blog

Business Ethics: Are You Carrying Around a Time Bomb?

– Posted in: communication leadership & management professional & personal development

This is the first in a six-part series addressing questions I’ve received from clients about Business Ethics. Business ethics takes the ethical concepts, rules, and principles developed at a more theoretical and philosophical level and applies them to specific business situations in which a variety of moral or ethical problems may arise. On a more ...

New Techie Leader: Top Five Things You Must Do Right Away

– Posted in: communication facilitation leadership & management new leader professional & personal development team development

Get tips for moving forward on your journey to leadership mastery by downloading my FREE Technical Leadership Starter Kit™. Have you ever wondered about the things you need to do first as a new techie leader/manager? well, you’re not alone. This is one of the most common queries I receive from new leaders. If you ...

New Techie Leader: Be a Guide

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This is the fifth and final post in my series on Five Key Roles of Successful Technical Leadership – the role of Guide. If you missed the first five articles in this series, you can find them through these links: Five Key Roles of Successful Technical Leadership New Techie Leader: Be a Coach-Mentor New Techie ...

New Techie Leader: Be a Liaison

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In this post, I cover the fourth of five key roles that every technical leader must play in order to be truly effective – the role of Liaison. If you missed the first four articles in this series, you can find them through these links: Five Key Roles of Successful Technical Leadership New Techie Leader: ...

New Techie Leader: Be a Facilitator

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In this post, I cover the third of five key roles that every technical leader must play in order to be truly effective – the role of Facilitator. If you missed the first three articles in this series, check out these links first: Five Key Roles of Successful Technical Leadership New Techie Leader: Be a ...

New Techie Leader: Be a Creator

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In this post, I cover the second of five key roles that every technical leader must play in order to be truly effective – the role of being a Creator. Another key to attracting and retaining top technical talent is having an environment that promotes creativity and energy – an environment that helps your techies ...

New Techie Leader: Be a Coach-Mentor

– Posted in: communication leadership & management managing up professional & personal development

Last Thursday (10/29), I posted a brief summary of five key roles that every technical leader must play in order to be truly effective. This week I’ll be posting a series of articles providing more insight into each of the five roles and their accompanying responsibilities, starting with the Coach-Mentor role. Over the years, I’ve ...

Five Keys Roles of Successful Technical Leadership

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Five Key Roles

Every successful techie leader plays five essential roles. Think of these roles as hats you wear depending on the circumstances in which you find yourself. Sometimes you will find that one particular hat will satisfy your needs; at other times, you may be called upon to wear multiple hats at the same time - cumbersome, ...

Stop Bruising Yourself and Your Organization

– Posted in: conflict management leadership & management new leader team development
Don't Battle It, Manage It!

Resistance – to ideas, initiatives, conventions, or change (especially organizational change) – may be openly observable and blatant, or hidden and insidious. It may arise from a simple difference of opinion where each party holds stubbornly to his/her own point of view. Or, at its most extreme, resistance may manifest itself as an act of ...

Resistance and the Green-Eyed Monster

– Posted in: communication conflict management facilitation leadership & management new leader

A coaching client recently asked me, “How do I deal with animosity or jealousy that arises as a result of my promotion?” The acceptance and support of others is important to your success as a leader. However, keep in mind that those you lead are first and foremost people, with personal foibles, prejudices, and emotions ...