Checking In with Kat Cole

Kat Cole
Simple, powerful lessons on bringing more humility, curiosity and courage to our decisions, businesses, families and communities. I 'check in' with outside perspectives, best practices in leadership, branding, relationships and more.
Created 18 Feb 2019
  • Storytelling Superpower: Love Letters
    18 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 12 3
    Storytelling is one of the top super powers of modern brands and leaders. The greatest artists, brands, and business people have a few things in common, and one top trait is epic storytelling ability....
  • Values, Money, Ego, and Capabilities
    06 Oct 2021 • 10 min read • 17 0
    I don’t know how many people I’ve helped navigate work and career choices - but it’s been many over 20 years, starting when I was first leading teams in restaurants around the world. These conversatio...
  • Common Truths in Leadership and Business
    03 Sep 2021 • 11 min read • 10 0
    If you are leading through high growth and change, you are experiencing both big highs and very challenging moments. These may be new for you or some of the team, but many of the tough dynamics can be...
  • Find the Friction
    15 Jun 2021 • 7 min read • 7 2
    Friction is at the core of lack of productivity, inefficient use of capital and talent, missed opportunities, and it can even contribute to cultural issues. To find friction and address it in a priori...
  • Growing Your Leadership Team
    10 Jun 2021 • 3 min read • 5 3
    I’ve talked with many founders and CEOs recently about adding new leaders to their executive teams, and they have questions and challenges ranging from how to think about it in advance, managing the c...
  • Learning and Leading
    07 Jun 2021 • 4 min read
    Leaders at any scale company are navigating growth, organizational change, culture shifts, hiring sprints, hybrid-work, changing social dynamics, new channels, crisis du jour, and other hallmarks of t...
  • Subscriber Community Zooms
    28 May 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi all! I’ve loved the last several monthly ‘Checking In” community zooms. We have talked a good bit about navigating leading teams, career strategy, and change management. As a reminder, they are on ...
  • Belonging in Business
    28 May 2021 • 3 min read • 7 0
    “The very traits that have made us the most communal, are the ones that can make us the most cruel”. In his book ‘Survival of the Friendliest’, Brian Hare cites this fact, building on his research rev...
  • New Hires and the First 40 Hours
    25 Apr 2021 • 5 min read • 14 2
    So many of you are hiring - not just a few people a month, but tens or hundreds! What an exciting time and what an opportunity to build culture. With remote or hybrid work, some companies aren’t as st...
  • Full Subscriber Community
    25 Apr 2021 • < 1 min read
    Hi all, There are many ways I can ensure you find value as a member of the full subscriber community. I’ve individually met with some of you for mentoring sessions or advice, and many of you have join...
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