The TLS Blog

The TLS blog is where you can find strategies to navigate through the ever-changing and complex challenges you face as a leader. We aim to inspire you and welcome your thoughts on the topics and ideas that we present in the blog.

On Mastering the Role of ‘Maestro’ On Your Team

My kids often accuse me of starting many stories with “I heard this interesting story on NPR” so I’ll apologize now for starting this way – but it’s true – I did.READ MORE

Getting Traction in 2019

It's the beginning of the new year and we are in planning and intention setting model! Listen to hear about a great resource we found to help make business planning inspirational AND extremely practical...READ MORE

The Search for Clarity

This time of year often brings an expectation of reflection. Perhaps you’ll be crafting your New Year’s Resolutions soon. Unless you are a person that just pulls the same list out, you may find that creating your list requires reflection. READ MORE

A Simple Game of Catch

A kind word in the cafeteria, a helpful comment from a meeting, an observation regarding a presentation – these are all ways we, as leaders, can engage other employees in supportive and encouraging ways.READ MORE

3 Leadership Lessons from Michelle Obama

I found the Former First Lady to be completely captivating, quite hilarious and more ‘real’ than I expected, and I noticed a thread throughout many of her remarks that seemed, at least to me, to be interesting perspectives on leadership.READ MORE

Please Give Me Your Feedback

The other day I was in the kitchen as my daughter was cooking a cake with a friend. She asked me to give some feedback on the way it was coming together. OKAY – now what to do?READ MORE

What’s Your Intention Anyway?

Want to try an experiment? It won’t take long – I promise. Here goes: For the next 5 to 10 seconds, think of everything you intend to do today – write it down if you’d like. Go ahead…I will wait...READ MORE

Leadership. I’ll Know It When I See It.

What makes a good leader and who gets to decide? This is a question that I’ve been pondering lately. It’s sort of like when someone says “they say this new restaurant is really great!” Don’t you wonder who ‘they are’?READ MORE