leadership coaching | Valerie MacLeod

11 March 2015

Is Your Communication Style Causing More Problems Than You Are Solving?

11 March 2015, Comments: 0

  “Many of the problems that occur in an organization are the direct result of people failing to communicate or communicating ineffectively” according to […]

4 March 2015

The Lost Art of Listening

4 March 2015, Comments: 0

  Do you really listen when someone is speaking? Or are you formulating your arguments for your own case? According to “Has Listening Become […]

5 November 2014

A Misaligned Team May Damage Your Budget More Than You Realize

5 November 2014, Comments: 0

    It is budget time for David. He hates budgets. David is spending many long hours worrying about dollars and estimates. However, he […]

22 October 2014

Should you believe it when you are told you are a micromanager?

22 October 2014, Comments: 0

  I worked with Larry (not his real name), an engineer who had been a leader for about five years. Feedback from his boss […]

8 October 2014

The 3 Signs of Micromanagement

8 October 2014, Comments: 0

  Are you a micromanager? Many leaders that I coach were great at their previous jobs: engineers, accountants, IT. Upon promotion to leader, they […]

22 August 2012

Ignoring Employee Concerns

22 August 2012, Comments: 0

Unresolved customer and employee complaints is a major downfall of leaders according to Forbes’ magazine article, “The Seven Habits of Spectacularly Unsuccessful Executives.” Instead […]

22 August 2012

Clear Focus for Moving Forward

22 August 2012, Comments: 1

Analysis Paralysis is common in the workplace. We see it everywhere – people are busy but not making progress towards their goals. Analysis Paralysis […]

20 August 2012

Productive conflict

20 August 2012, Comments: 0

I have discovered that one of the symptoms of highly ineffective leaders is avoiding conflict. One organization with whom I work reorganized a department […]

17 June 2012


17 June 2012, Comments: 0

I wrote an article called the “9 Symptoms of Highly Ineffective Leaders…and what to do about them.” The first symptom of a highly ineffective […]

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