Karen Darrin
A 4-Step Coaching Model for Leaders

A 4-Step Coaching Model for Leaders

Coaching is an essential leadership skill that works best when the leader is in the right frame of mind.  Your best mindset is to approach coaching interactions by being open-minded, non-judgmental and always assuming positive intent. Here is a framework you can try....
3 Ways to Manage an Introverted Employee

3 Ways to Manage an Introverted Employee

Last week, I wrote about how an introverted professional can excel as a manager. There are specific skills an introvert can bring to a team that an extrovert typically does not naturally exhibit. Those skills are: Introverts are motivated by productivity, rather than...
Leading When the Future Is Fuzzy

Leading When the Future Is Fuzzy

We frequently find ourselves managing in situations of strategic ambiguity—when it isn’t clear where you’re going or how you’ll get there. It can feel like slogging through mud. Investments are stalled. Decisions are deferred. Resources are frozen. Fear, uncertainty,...
What Makes High-Performing Teams Work – Part 3 of 3

What Makes High-Performing Teams Work – Part 3 of 3

Daniel Coyle, the author of The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups, spent four years researching many successful teams to better understand how groups thrive, along with what doesn’t work.  “While culture can feel like magic, it’s not,”...