Annie Hyman Pratt

Annie Hyman Pratt

Annie Hyman Pratt

Annie Hyman Pratt

Beyond Goals: Unlocking True Success by Defining Who You Want to Be - Leading Edge Teams

Beyond Goals: Unlocking True Success by Defining Who You Want to Be

February 9, 2024

How do you turn your business vision and annual goals into a reality?    It's Annie and I’m glad you stopped by. It’s a new year, and clients are asking how to best define what they want to accomplish this year.  What is the most effective way to set their yearly leadership and business goals?  […]

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Take a Deep Dive into Business Problems to Find Solutions - Leading Edge Teams

Take a Deep Dive into Business Problems to Find Solutions

February 2, 2024

Hey, everyone, it’s Annie again! Do one or more of these business problems hit a nerve?  Ignoring changes in the external business environment Vague business purpose  Unclear branding Not meeting the needs of your target audience Ineffective, long-term business plan Lack of technology learning and upgrades Little investment in employee skill development Ongoing need for […]

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Damage Control: Managing Your Own Reactions for Team Success - Leading Edge Teams

Damage Control: Managing Your Own Reactions for Team Success

December 21, 2023

Are emotional reactions interfering with collaboration and effective leadership within your company?  Hi everyone, Annie here. I know from decades of experience that the “people part” of business is too often ignored. My team and I focus on it, which is what sets us apart from many business consultants and coaches. If you already know […]

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Renegotiating Expectations in a New Reality - Leading Edge Teams

Renegotiating Expectations in a New Reality

December 18, 2023

Do your current business expectations make you cringe? Expectations! It’s a word with profound meaning to all of us, professionally and personally. Do you feel stuck in some of your current expectations? Does thinking about them even make you cringe? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately myself. For sure, expectations have a big […]

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Mastering Project Charters for Efficient Resource Management - Leading Edge Teams

Mastering Project Charters for Efficient Resource Management

December 4, 2023

Do your projects often go off track, requiring last-minute changes? Do you define what your projects need to be successful? Does everyone know?  Hey, it’s Annie! To save you from learning the hard way, I want to share something that took me more than 10 years to learn as a young business leader. Interestingly enough, […]

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Navigating Traumatic Business Events Through Difficult Times - Leading Edge Teams

Navigating Traumatic Business Events Through Difficult Times

November 20, 2023

Hi, it’s Annie! I’m glad you’re reading this blog on how to “Survive and Thrive after a Traumatic Business Event” since they are, unfortunately, super common right now. With the economy turning down, inflation is up, and it seems like one thing after another. It’s a turbulent time, but you can survive it. Change & […]

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Clear Company Values Drive Success - Team helping elevate cartoon - Leading Edge Teams

Clear Company Values Drive Success

October 23, 2023

Hi everyone. Annie here. Just the other day, Heather McGonigal (our program director and executive coach extraordinaire) and I were having an interesting conversation about leadership and teamwork. Company values in the workplace came up, a hot topic these days. And it’s a frequent point of discussion in our coaching with clients. Anyone will tell […]

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Reinvent Yourself As A Business Leader - Super business woman in shadow - Leading Edge Teams

Reinvent Yourself As A Business Leader: Find out why… and how…

October 16, 2023

To reinvent yourself as a business leader is an inside job. Believe me, after decades of consulting and working with leaders at every level in companies, it’s the same for every leader. You have to do the inner work—and only you can do it. Reinventing is all about how you see yourself and the world, […]

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How To Manage Your Business Life Tension - Leading Edge teams

How To Manage Your Business Life Tension

October 9, 2023

Tension has an upside and a downside—both impact your business success How do you manage your business life tension? That may feel like the million dollar question. TENSION is a little word with a huge impact. On the upside, it fills us with feelings of anticipation, surprise and expectation. It helps us achieve goals and […]

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Systems and Processes Cartoon man on ladder adjusting gears - Leading Edge Teams

Systems & Processes

September 18, 2023

Systems and processes are tedious for some and an intriguing pursuit for others. I’m sure you know which category you fall into! Either way, people run the systems and processes; they stand still without human beings. It is uncomfortable to admit it, but In business, some things took me 10 years to learn! I’ve been […]

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COMPASSION—Essential Key for Today’s Entrepreneurial Leaders - Leading Edge teams - Business Leaders Cartoon

COMPASSION—Essential Key for Today’s Entrepreneurial Leaders

September 11, 2023

Are you curious about how to give compassion in your workplace? Compassionate leadership improves performance and relieves pressures in ways that may surprise you.  Let’s define compassion: it is sympathetic consciousness, an awareness and empathy toward someone else's state of mind or distress regarding a situation or another person(s). Compassion is a desire to openly […]

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THE CONTROL TRAP!

September 5, 2023

HEY, BUSINESS LEADER, WHICH ARE YOU? DO YOU GIVE CONTROL OR TAKE CONTROL?  To empower leadership, successful business leaders must learn to be okay with less control, but at the same time that does not mean people who work for them do whatever they want. Leaders learn to let go, as teams are trained and ready […]

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The space between stimulus and our response - Self-leadership - Interrupt Your Emotional Reactions: Pause…Leading Edge Teams

Interrupt Your Emotional Reactions: Pause…

August 28, 2023

One of my very favorite authors, Viktor Frankl said:  Between stimulus (trigger) and response there is a space. In that space is where we have the power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom. This quote means everything in business leadership. The space between stimulus and our response is […]

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PROTECT Your Confidence to MAINTAIN Team Confidence - Team helping each other up pillars to success - Leading Edge Teams

PROTECT Your Confidence to MAINTAIN Team Confidence

July 26, 2023

“Protect Your Confidence” is a phrase that is a familiar one to most entrepreneurs. It comes as no surprise that to succeed in business entrepreneurs must show up in a good, confident place.  They must be ready to engage with intentional choices and behaviors like: critical thinking and the ability to assess risks, weigh options, […]

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Crazy Business Cycles - Leading Edge Teams

Leading Through Crazy Business Cycles

April 11, 2023

Business cycles can be crazy-making for you and your team. The good news is you can confidently find your way through all of them with a clear perspective and a unified team. You can lead through crazy business cycles! Yes, I hear you! It is challenging. But none of us get to control the external […]

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