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The Workplace Challenge We've All Encountered

The Workplace Challenge We've All Encountered

It’s great that you graduated top of your class and can write code - but can you give a peer feedback about what they just said in your team meeting? Feedback that will make a lasting and positive difference?

For many leaders, that’s a hard “No.”

Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne on how companies are setting leaders up to fail - what can be done about it.

Speaking Up and Being Heard

Speaking Up and Being Heard

It can be challenging to speak up and have people listen to and remember your contributions - let alone give you credit for them. Ellie Hearne shares three proven techniques for speaking up - and being heard.

"A Must for Any Team": How to Run an Impactful Offsite

"A Must for Any Team": How to Run an Impactful Offsite

A good offsite meeting leads to a happier, more productive team. They get to know one other better in the process and emerge more bought into the company or team vision. Problems are solved, bonds are strengthened, and culture is solidified and improved. 

Pencil or Ink founder Ellie Hearne weighs in on how to make your offsite lead to lasting, positive change - without sacrificing your bottom line or the importance of having some fun.

Learning from the Best - That There's Much Left to Learn

Learning from the Best - That There's Much Left to Learn

One of the great privileges of being a leadership coach is getting to work with and learn from some of the smartest and most-driven people working today. You learn from each other, you form a partnership, and, as is the case with any good working relationship, both parties walk away from each interaction smarter.

A recent HBR study unpacked the qualities that make for a great leader. We examine them here.

Pencil or Ink: What's in a Name?

Pencil or Ink: What's in a Name?

We get asked it a lot. "Why 'Pencil or Ink'?"

The short version is that it connotes both communications and flexibility. But there's more to it than that.