Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD

Posts by Michael "Dr. Woody" Woodward, PhD

  • Why Values Matter for Leaders

    May 27, 2014

    Whether you are a front-line supervisor or C-suite executive, navigating the uncertainty of leading people in a rapidly changing world can be incredibly nerve-racking. Decisions are rarely black and white and not everyone will be happy with you all the time. That said, whether you succeed or fail as a leader is up to you. In my work with managers and executives...

  • It’s Not Intentional, It’s Just Their Personality

    April 10, 2014

    Every workplace has its own unique cast of characters who drive the overall culture of the organization. Regardless of how harmonious this culture may appear, we must keep in mind that every cast member is different and has the ability to contribute to or detract from that harmony. The challenge is that when it comes to spotting what sets us apart, we tend to...

  • From Player to Coach: Being a Boss isn’t So Easy

    March 10, 2014

    Here’s a fact for all you young and aspiring bosses out there - being the boss isn’t easy. The so-called promotion from player to coach is one of the toughest transitions you will make in your career. The reason I say “so-called” promotion is because the move to boss isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. It’s one thing to be great at doing what you do, it’s...

  • Why The Right Relationships Matter

    February 5, 2014

    We all have relationships, it’s a natural part of life. The question is, do we have the right relationships? By “right” relationships...