Mary Lee Gannon
Mary Lee GannonMary Lee Gannon is an executive coach and corporate CEO who helps busy leaders get off the treadmill to nowhere to be more effective, earn more, be more calm and enjoy connected relationships with the people who matter while it still matters. Watch her FREE Master Class training on Three Things to Transform Your Life and Career Right Now at www.MaryLeeGannon.com.
Articles by Mary Lee Gannon
How to keep your cool when someone threatens you at a meeting
Have you ever been in a high stakes meeting or in a conversation where someone challenges your position and you immediately start to feel the world closing in on you? Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frankl describes that moment this way: “Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”
Stop putting your dreams on sale: How to eliminate procrastination
Procrastination is simply you not thinking fulfillment is possible.
This is the key to narrow the gap in the equation of career happiness
Throughout my years as an executive coach I have seen people triumph over immense hardship while others falter over minutiae. I’ve seen a sense of urgency spearhead achievement while chronic victimization hamstring progress. I’ve been party to personal transformations because people risk vulnerability with great courage and I’ve seen stagnation be the end-product of complaining about unmet expectations. Most often the underachievers carry self-doubt that they don’t know how to convert to confidence.
3 ways to manage up when you have a bad boss
One of the tests of being a leader is knowing how to navigate a boss who doesn’t score highly as a leader him/herself.
The 7 deadly sins leaders commit that hold them back
This Seven Deadly Sins is a group of vices within religious teachings that are known as excessive versions of one's natural aptitudes. Though identified by desert fathers in the third century as passions one needed to overcome, these shortcomings have relevance in today’s work environment.
The dos and don’ts of executive presence when the pressure is on
When you are in that high-stakes meeting, sales presentation, interaction, or conflict your executive presence is both emotional and physiological. Your thoughts race and your heart rate escalates. People watch you. How do you execute when the pressure is on?
13 questions you need to answer before the interview
Before you spend time preparing to answer difficult interview questions here are some questions to ask yourself. If you can answer these questions you will better be able to position your signature strengths in alignment with the company’s goals.
5 ways to establish a strong leadership brand
Brand does not merely apply to commodities such as soda and automobiles. It applies to services, people and leadership.
The 5 biggest mistakes people make when looking for a new job
Slow down, take your time, and avoid these five not-so-common mistakes during your next job search.
8 signs you have reached the glass ceiling in your company
Once you agree that these scenarios have occurred it becomes apparent that they may have been identified as “not executive material” and that a strategy is needed to ascend the plateau.
Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows
Your main goal is to put down all the red flags.
10 ways you are killing your executive presence
Executive presence is a blending of mindset, competencies, and delivery that gives the overall impression that this person has dignity and can get the job done. Can executive presence be developed?
How to manage up when you have a bad boss
One of the tests of being a leader is knowing how to navigate a boss who doesn’t score highly as a leader themselves. Here's the best way to do that.
8 tips for when you fear age bias in the workplace
Organizations send older people they have stereotyped subliminal messages of disapproval that lower their confidence and depletes their self-esteem, creating doubt in their worth. Don't let age bias become a self-fulfilling prophecy.