Cy Wakeman

Cy Wakeman
Cy Wakeman is a national keynote speaker, business consultant, New York Times best-selling author, blogger and trainer who has spent over 20 years cultivating a revolutionary, reality-based approach to leadership. For more on Cy, check out or follow her on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.

How to Turn Excuses Into Results

By Cy Wakeman | April 12, 2018

As leaders, we can eradicate learned helplessness. Instead of seeking to fix your team’s circumstances, transform their mindsets to live skillfully in any reality.

3 Reflective Ways to Refocus Your Thinking for Success

By Cy Wakeman | December 7, 2017

My best advice is to stop believing everything you think. Here’s how.

How to Survive a Micromanaging Boss

By Cy Wakeman | September 27, 2016

You can’t change how others act, but you can change how you respond.

5 Tips to End Workplace Conflict Once and For All

By Cy Wakeman | March 17, 2016

How to stop drama in its tracks and create a more peaceful, productive work environment

Why It’s OK to Play Favorites at Work

By Cy Wakeman | December 21, 2015

Some leaders like to pretend that all employees are equal, when the reality is quite different.


5 Leadership Clichés to Ditch

By Cy Wakeman | December 3, 2015

Self-limiting beliefs that leaders should forget about now


How to React to Negative Feedback at Work

By Cy Wakeman | June 30, 2015

At some point in our careers, we all receive feedback on our performance—some positive and some negative. And while negative feedback doesn’t have the ability to stall our career, an unwillingness to absorb and act on it does. So if you have recently received less-than-desirable feedback from your boss, co-workers or clients, welcome the news!…

Drama at Work? Maybe It’s You…

By Cy Wakeman | May 20, 2015

The workplace is full of daily tasks, tests and challenges. Whether dealing with difficult co-workers, clients, a stubborn boss or a resistant team, professionals at all levels must develop ways to cope with stress. In the midst of these challenges, it can be easy to look to outside circumstances—and even other people—as the reason or…