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Interview: What is Coaching Anyway?

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People spend millions of dollars every year on career coaching to help them realize their fullest potential. But what exactly is coaching, and how does it differ from consulting, therapy, mentoring, or training? And is it time and financial investment the right move for you and your career? Learn how coaching works and how it can help transform you and your organization in the changing workplace…

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Leadership Challenge: To Engage or Exhaust?

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Too little too late for an exhausted workforce that had kept things afloat during a prolonged downturn and why this – and why now? This often happens during the stress of a business transformation. Leaders shift their attention from human systems that are charged with emotion, to non-human assets where savings and efficiencies can be…

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Have You Reached the Point of Burnout? Move from Tipping Point to Turning Point

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As an executive coach, I get to work with tremendous people. These leaders work in everything from multinational companies to private equity groups, and not-for-profit organizations. And in times B.C. (before covid) to present – I’m seeing the impact of burnout showing up at levels I’ve not seen before. I’ve seen leader fatigue in the past resulting from long travel,…

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The Power of a Private Life

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“There are many dimensions of political life – love, contempt, war – all of which are real but none of which have the power of the love that is possible in private.”   There is much that can be said but doesn’t need to be about the recent events surrounding our country’s leadership. Many of us…

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Change: A Growth Mindset

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(Photo provided by Miltiadis Fragkidis via Unsplash) The number of COVID-19 cases in the United States is rising. Yet, when I open my social media, the photos posted by friends seem like replicas of summers from years past. While most around the globe accept the reality of COVID-19’s existence, hundreds have refused to process the…

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Leading Well During a Crisis

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Our decisions are most often made based on the results we predict and are able to measure.  Results that matter seem to only be those quantifiable, tangible and written down. How well does this approach work when swift action is needed? How long does it take us to offer emotional support, compassion, and care for individuals…

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Building Connection in Divided Times

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Diversity and Inclusion Diversity and inclusion are words we hear a lot – and the lack of them is always evident when tolerance wears thin during election season. Elections are one way of exercising the gift of freedom we receive as citizens of the US.  I respect all citizens and their right to vote, no…

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Vulnerability and the Courage to Change

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After a 10 hour day of back-to-back meetings, I realized I’d left behind some highly confidential client documents in a public place. Others could find, peruse and use the information to their advantage for a variety of reasons.  The feeling was crushing – I couldn’t breathe and wanted to vomit. It was as if I’d…

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Compartmentalize: A Tool of Leadership

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Compartmentalize   We often associate the word with negative meanings such as the emotionally distant manager that blocks feelings, ignores experiences, and focuses only on what they want. It may have sounded heartless to explore how becoming skillful in this could help my client succeed in a new, stretch assignment that had the scope and complexity…

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The Importance of Attitude

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Attitude Accelerates Performance We think of attitude as ‘contagious’ – whether positive or negative – we know it spreads. Lou Holtz, inspirational coach of six champion teams and an inductee to the USA College Football Hall of Fame has said: Attitude unleashes the energy needed to approach tasks, situations, and relationships and is especially important…

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The Heart of Leadership

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Despite our self-centric tendencies, human beings are uniquely designed to thrive through shared effort and belonging. More importantly, humans need to belong and feel they matter – and it’s vital that leaders embody this in their daily behaviors so that it infuses a culture of high performance. Gallup documented these roots of our nature in…

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Emotional Intelligence – a Lens for Leadership

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Emotional intelligence (EQ) is the ability to understand your emotions and use this ability to manage your behaviors and relationships.  Leaders with higher EQ are better equipped for making wise decisions under pressure and rapid change. EQ is a lens that great leaders use to strengthen awareness and influence others – for positive personal and…

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