When Life Throws You A….Softball

I was revisiting some fun baseball shenanigans this morning and realized just how important it is to keep learning. Albert Pujols, one of baseball’s best hitters, was struck out by a softball pitcher, Jennie Finch, in a challenge a number of years ago: Is Albert Pujols good at baseball? Yes Is he a good batter? Yes So Read More …

The Characteristics of the I

One of the most popular tools that SOS Leadership uses with their clients is the TTI Behaviors and Motivators assessment. This assessment reveals the how and why of individual performance. This is accomplished through an assessment of the BEHAVIORS you bring to the job and the VALUES that motivate you to do a job. The Read More …

Nothing Soft about “Soft Skills”

Often when I talk about the work we do at SOS Leadership, C-level executives and HR professionals will reply with something like this, “Oh, your company helps with soft skills.” The fact that “soft skills” has become a common phrase drives me nuts. Why, you ask? Because there is NOTHING SOFT ABOUT SOFT SKILLS! What’s Read More …

What I Learned From My First Business

This is the Fifth post in our blog series about lessons learned from failures. Over the next couple months we will have guest posts every week from some truly impressive people who will share their insights with our readers. Please come back every Friday and follow the series. This weeks post comes to us from Read More …

Be the Boss of You!

There are some people who just cannot work for someone else. I am one of them. When I was a young child my favorite two things to say were “you’re not the boss of me” and “i’m the boss!” This behavior style makes it difficult to work for someone as an adult so that is Read More …

On Goals & Gratitude

Yesterday we had our first session of the SOS Gr8 Women Leaders Alumni Program. These are incredible women who have completed a year-long women’s leadership program and are continuing their leadership journey with a strong and enduring commitment to growth. They are genuinely some of the most remarkable women I’ve ever met. The focus of Read More …

5 Ways to Bring Your Leadership to Life in 2014

2014 is in full swing! What is on the horizon for you this year? Complete this sentence: This is my year to ________________. There are a number of important statements I am making to myself and for myself this year. This is my year to focus on what matters most in my life. This is Read More …