Lessons in Leadership

From hiring the best, to developing and retaining your talent, read our latest to accelerate you and your team’s leadership potential.
Minimizing Your Recruiting Bias

Minimizing Your Recruiting Bias

We all have bias, conscious and unconscious. The unconscious biases we have are the ones that can really get us into trouble when we are hiring and building our team. A recent article in Forbes by Dr Pragya Agarwal outlines methods to minimize your unconscious bias...

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The Leader as a Coach

The Leader as a Coach

I have been catching up on my reading over the past few weeks, and I was excited to find an article from Harvard Business Review, The Leader as a Coach.  It supports much of what I’ve been coaching others over the past decade. Ask questions when employees come to you...

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Successful Promotions Require Parachutes

Successful Promotions Require Parachutes

At least 50% of my coaching work is the result of a promotion gone bad. Why? Because companies haven’t spent the time to develop employees to take on future roles. While these mistakes keep me busy, they are costly to the organization and the individual who wasn’t...

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Improv Comedy for Virtual Meetings

Improv Comedy for Virtual Meetings

As our country starts to “open up”, one thing is for certain, virtual meetings are not going away. In fact, many companies have started to assess the need for office space or having everyone in the office, even after we get through this health crisis. There has been...

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Employee Listening is more Important than Ever

Employee Listening is more Important than Ever

The majority of us continue to work remotely as our country moves from response into recovery. We find ourselves without familiar team members around us and many of us continue to be challenged with anxiety and constant change. Now more than ever leaders need to...

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Stop Treating Your Employees like Mushrooms

Stop Treating Your Employees like Mushrooms

Originally published in Entrepreneur.com, April 22, 2016   Update   You’ve probably heard the expression “feeling like a mushroom,” which is to say feeling kept in the dark, left uninformed and fed a bunch of sh--. Think shiitake mushrooms. Now, research...

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Beth Armknecht Miller’s passion for learning and dedication to bringing out the best in others are strands woven throughout her career and are found in her work with Executive Velocity, a top talent and leadership development advisory firm.