Karyn Chylewski

Pulling Back the Curtain on Employee Engagement Once and For All

One of the biggest challenges leaders face is cultivating employee engagement. How do we get our people to care? It may take a mindset shift on your part (spoiler alert: as a leader you are not responsible for everyone’s tasks. You are responsible to get...

Why Your Strategic Plans Will Not Work Without Trust (& Here’s How to Cultivate...

As leaders, we are responsible for ensuring performance by our team members. To help funnel their energies in the right direction, we put a lot of time and effort into developing a strategic plan. We like plans and steps, it’s helps the logical side...

Be a Leader Regardless of Title: Service is a Choice

It gives me pause when someone generalizes others as “not leadership types.” Their intent is never to be mean-spirited, more of a casual toss of opinion. There are roles not necessarily deemed as leadership ones in every organization, and that’s fair enough. But by...

Some of Your Biggest Problems Can Be Solved by Doing What You Already Know

There’s nothing wrong with low hanging fruit (especially when the tree is tall). Low hanging fruit is important whether you are newly navigating your way through your leadership role and still developing your style, or when you’ve become a seasoned pro, looking to reach new...

Leadership Gems from ‘The Pixar Story’ (& 3 Steps to Replicate Their Recipe)

It was Friday evening, and I was looking for something educational but light. ‘The Pixar Story’, a new title on Netflix, stopped my thumb. I didn’t know the whole story of Pixar but I had likened it to that of an adorable powerhouse (I...

The 1 Thing that Unites: From the Front Lines to the C-Suites

My exit from the corporate arena was a hastened one once I was no longer a fit. Post acquisition, the company and I became estranged. The major shift? Values were no longer in alignment, and there is no paycheck big enough to fill that...

2018 A Year of Discovery: My Freshman Year of Entrepreneurship

I have become a big proponent of reviews...I have a daily, weekly, monthly, and now an annual review! They help me take stock of what's been working, what hasn't, and what I am setting my sights on for the coming year. (see video at end...

Inspired Leadership: 2 Stories, 8 Quotes, & 7 Books to Keep You Going

I love being inspired. I love getting teary eyed, choked up, and goose-bumpy…truth be told, it’s not that hard to get me there . Since I was feeling a bit nostalgic with the New Year, I compiled a list of my own. 2 leadership stories,...

Walk in on Your Employees Goofing Off? Thank Goodness!

Photo: canva You’re walking through the door, you can see a highly energized, captivated group on the edge of their seats anxiously awaiting a punch line. It looks to be a pretty lively, fun moment for your team. What response are you hoping to get…

Hiring? The 1 Question to Ask Yourself (Not Them) So You’re Not Disappointed in...

credit:pixabay The biggest fear in hiring is that you misjudge. The good one gets away and the one you get is suddenly no longer the same person 3 months down the road. They said all the right things in the interview, yet now that the...

Leaders Often Have Difficult Conversations…Here’s How to Have Them Successfully.

Having difficult conversations is one of the hardest parts of being a leader. It’s emotionally charged (for both parties, my stomach would often also be in knots), we worry how it’s going to go (will I say the wrong thing, not get my point...

Why Small Victories (in Work & Life) Set Up Big Wins

I've gained weight. I am 12# fatter from when I left my 9-5 job. It’s one of the costs associated with leaving an active job for creating a business that has a fair amount of desk time. About a month ago, I finally had it....

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