Entries by Marianne Renner

How to Hold Difficult Conversations

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker Almost daily I talk with leaders about holding difficult conversations. The reality is we’re faced with these opportunities every day. Things don’t always go as planned. Sometimes, they don’t go at all. You find yourself too aggressive or too soft. Or you avoid the conversation altogether. That’s […]

3 Things Every Leader Should Do Right Now

By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker Are You Leading or Reacting? Leaders right now are experiencing unprecedented chaos. Life and business have been turned upside down and inside out. You’re probably dealing with a high degree of worry, anxiety and even fear right now. Rightly so. The information and circumstances coming at you […]

The real estate in my heart

By Marianne Renner For as far back as I can remember, I’ve been on a journey of personal growth. One of the most powerful ways to grow is to put yourself in the presence of successful people and model their behavior. Some folks define success in terms of financial wealth. To me, financial wealth is […]

How do you know you’re a great leader?

5 Traits People Aren’t Talking About By Marianne Renner, Leadership Coach, Author, Keynote Speaker   I’ve had the opportunity to ask hundreds of leaders to describe the best leader they’ve ever worked with. Their answers might surprise you. Many organizations are missing the mark. If you’ve spent any time looking at LinkedIn profiles or job […]

Do you suffer from accountability deficit disorder?

Many leaders I talk with express their frustration with the lack of accountability in their organizations. Whether you’re part of a team or whether you’re a solo-prenuer, accountability is crucial to moving work forward. The number one thing we can do is keep ourselves accountable. This means keeping commitments, taking responsibility and following through with […]

Let your light shine

Recently I’ve had the awesome privilege of helping a client get her new business started. It’s called “Get Your Greatness.” I mean, how cool is that?! I love that name. After all, isn’t that what we all want – to become the person we know we were meant to be? I believe that inside each […]

Tag, you’re it!

Last weekend I had such a blast with my nieces and nephews. It was one of the first nice days that we’ve had this Spring here in the Chicagoland area. We all gathered at my sister’s to celebrate her birthday. So when the kids said, “come on Aunt Missy – please play tag with us,” of course […]