Mary Lee Gannon

Mary Lee Gannon

Mary 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

Meetings

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.”

Productivity

Stop putting your dreams on sale: How to eliminate procrastination

Procrastination is simply you not thinking fulfillment is possible.

Success

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.

Office Life

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.

Leadership

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.

Confidence

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?

Job search

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.

Leadership

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.

Job search

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.

Levelling Up

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.

Job Search

Top questions you should ask during an interview to raise eyebrows

Your main goal is to put down all the red flags.

Leadership

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?

Productivity

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.

Advice

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.