Tracey Fletcher

I am a die-hard leadership advocate. Why? Because this whole business of leading people is hard! I know this because I’ve done it and failed – again and again. It took a while, but I learned that failing is part of the process. When you fail, you learn and when you learn, you grow. I’ve learned A LOT, and despite my petite stature (I’m 5’ 1” thank you very much!) I’ve also grown a lot over the years. I’ve worked with thousands of leaders across industries around the globe to help them master the basics and fail faster and ultimately less often at this crazy business of leading people than I ever did.

I’m from the Great Lakes State – born and raised in Pure Michigan. Despite a brief and colorful tour of duty in Northwest Arkansas, I have never lived anywhere else. I love singing, pretty much any and every show on Bravo and making to-do lists. As a mother of two “spirited” young boys, I sleep very little and have recently discovered my super hero power is stain-removal.

In case you’re curious, my background is an eclectic mix of organizational development and account management. That means I am one of those rare few who have been in the trenches on both the HR side and the business side throughout my 20 years in the workforce. In my current role at Root I head up product development for Root Compass®, our flagship Manager Development Program. My very favorite thing is seeing leaders “get it” and the relief on their faces that comes with it. A-ha moments are my specialty!

Posts by Tracey Fletcher


Build Resilience with Change Leaders

Building change resilience across your business is achievable. Try using "empathy 2.0" to tune in to what matters most to your people during the change at hand.


How can leaders create engagment despite the tidal wave of chaos casued by the pandemic? Celebrate your teams any chance you get.
Continuous learning for all

20 Years Later, I’m Still a Beginner

How are you being intentional about learning? What routines or practices can you share to help others succeed at the skill of learning?

Managers: Supercharge Your Relationships with the Drive-By Conversation

Managers can learn a lot by having drive-by conversations with their team members. Here are 4 questions to help super charge drive-by conversations.

Three Ways Great Managers Inspire Their Teams

New managers are full of passion to hit the ground running, but sometimes their teams are not. Here are three ways for managers to inspire their teams.

What Your Managers are Missing: Two Steps to Breakthrough Results

When managers understand their role in the business, they help the individual contributor understand theirs which creates breakthrough results.
Enlighten your managers

3 Ways to Coach Your Managers to Success

Do you coach your managers? This may seem like an odd question, but people are promoted all the time and never given proper skills to become great managers.

Make Your Meetings Matter with Four Simple & Easy Tricks

It's time to make your meetings matter. Learn why most meetings end up being a waste of time, and 4 ways to make them engaging and meaningful.
Manager Development

The 10 Biggest Lies Managers Tell Themselves

We tell lies. Big ones. But don’t worry … we tell them to ourselves, not our bosses, teams or customers! Yet, nonetheless, the damage is real.
Hitting the target with the right strategy

3 Ways to be a Better Manager and Ditch those Perfect Tendencies  

Be a better manager by allowing your employees to do their work. Sometimes being a perfectionist manager leads to not letting employees do their own work.

From Victims to Heroes: Four Ways to Make Your Managers Your Best Assets

In spring 2014, Harvard Business Review published an article by several Gallup experts titled “Why Good Managers Are So Rare.” They reported that one