Alida's Blog - ZM Coach

I get your world and I want to help you win at work.

I get your world and I want to help you win at work.

Every month, I dive deep to share insights and action steps that will shift your perspective and renew your faith in what’s possible. Receive these directly in your inbox by subscribing here.

Sometimes, a few simple practices are all it takes to produce profound change.

Strategies for Tackling Imposter Syndrome

Check out my latest video with strategies for addressing Imposter Syndrome, so you can show up -- and feel - confident:If you’re tired of being weighed down by your own Imposter Syndrome, let’s talk. Book a call with me at zmcoach.net/call. For instant access to these...

feeling burned out?

We need to talk about burnout. This has come up over and over again on my calls this week. A few months ago I told this story. It seems worthwhile to repeat it today when so many people are under pressure like never before. Several years ago in my first consulting...

sound familiar?

Back in March, before quarantine, I worked with a professional organizer. It was a happy accident to have done that work before the quarantine, and I'm so glad I did. We moved to a new home in May of 2019, and I had hit a wall in our unpacking and settling in. Every...

Looking Around the Corner

I just received a note from my alma mater about their plans for the fall, which will include only inviting back about half of the student body to be on campus. Earlier today I completed a questionnaire for my son’s high school to help them in making their own plans...

As you bring your team back to the office …

As I write this some places are starting to open up from the coronavirus quarantine. That has me thinking about the work that managers have in front of them as people transition back to the office. I recently read a piece called “It’s okay to not be okay” and that...

The downside of 360’s

When you’re a new manager, getting quality feedback is crucial to your success. Becoming a manager means taking on tasks and behaviors that may be new to you. It’s important to know how that’s going – whether you are being received the way you mean to be....

Every month, I dive deep to share insights and action steps that will shift your perspective and renew your faith in what’s possible. Receive these directly in your inbox by subscribing here.

This is me

Hi, Alida here. As companies around the country are declaring what they stand for, I thought this would be a good time to let you know what I’m all about. Here are a few of my core beliefs about leadership. Let’s see if they match yours, or if they provide you with...

time to be color brave

“The first step to solving any problem is to not hide from it,” - Mellody Hobson. In this great TED talk, Mellody Hobson, American businesswoman, President and Co-CEO of Ariel Investments, and former chair of DreamWorks Animation, challenges listeners to move from...

check out this great example…

In the midst of the protests happening around the country highlighting police brutality and racial injustice, former President Barack Obama launched a discussion on reimagining policing. Watching his talk, I felt inspired, engaged and hopeful. I walked away convinced...

Vital Pyramid

Stepping into a leadership role brings a number of challenges: Gaining credibility with your new boss and company leadership Building new (or different) relationships with your new team members, including some who may have applied for the job you now hold Getting to...

Leadership in the gig economy, part 2

A few days ago, I wrote about how companies these days simply aren’t investing in leadership development for their people. I cited a 2018 study by West Monroe Partners found that 59% of people managing 1 – 2 people, and 41% of those managing 3- 5 people had no...

Leadership development in the gig economy

I had a call the other day with someone who was struggling with her transition to a management role. She had been an amazing individual contributor for a few years, and had earned the bonuses and recognition that went along with that. She was hard working, loyal and...