A More Inclusive Workplace

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Demonstrations have expanded across over 20 countries in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Thousands in Nairobi, Dublin, London, Berlin, Milan and Warsaw have organized and mobilized demanding racial equity, justice and a system change. As events continue to unfold, one prominent element of the demonstrations I’ve witnessed is the collective fabric of the…

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Being Calm after the Storm

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As the spread of COVID-19 continues, business leaders across the world are increasingly facing difficult decisions. How will they continue growing the company? How can they best support and keep their employees? How will they be able – or will they be able – to operate long term? The list evolves each week as the…

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Reflection

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Reflection – as a noun stands for something or someone able to send back light, heat, sound or any energy without absorbing it.   Coaching offers clients an unbiased view of their actions and stated  intentions so they can more clearly see themselves. Reflection – as a verb is a unique human activity and powerful dimension…

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Mindset – What’s Your Story?

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What story plays in your mind when:  Your plane is delayed?  Your doctor wants to talk with you about lab results? You’re summoned unexpectedly to your boss’s office about a reorganization?   Your teenager isn’t back home long after the expected time?  The stories we tell ourselves about a situation, event or person affect how well…

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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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A New Approach to Feedback: Think Like a Coach

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What is it about feedback that can feel so bad? Just the word makes us cringe.  Unfortunately, many of our experiences with getting feedback haven’t been pleasant or productive; so we avoid giving it and detest getting.  Helping develop others is a fundamental skill of leadership – yet we practice it annually or monthly –…

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Gratitude Matters

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Being grateful is a gift that pays it forward for you, and for others The word Gratitude is derived from the Latin root word gratus – or that for which we feel thankful. It is distinct from a sense of satisfaction from personal accomplishment. To feel grateful acknowledges that something bigger than ourselves is involved when good comes our way. Things like love,…

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The Fear Factor – Make Friends

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I’m afraid.” I was intrigued. What fears surrounded her many strengths and possibilities? I’d heard these words voiced before by others with similarly stunning business performance and opportunities. Being afraid of our dreams is human. Our aspirations show up as the dream most desired and the dream most dreaded. The paradox can stem from a…

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Runaway Mind Train

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Assumptions. We all have them, and we tend to transfer those assumptions onto unfamiliar faces, unknown situations, and outcomes that we feel are uncontrollable. I totally get that. I catch myself doing this all the time. Today, for example. I awoke this morning planning to go in for my annual and routine blood tests. This…

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What Millennials Still Want to Learn

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what do they want to learn and what can you teach them? In the past, large amounts of resources were spent to make sure that the entire office was computer literate. But Millennials are the first generation to really grow up with the internet, so they are already e-fluent! So what do they want? Studies…

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Leaders in Organizations as Living Systems

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article shared by one of my favorite weekly newsletters by Sustainable Brands, writer Giles Hutchins brilliantly described an economy of the future and the form of organizations in it. I’m excited to coach leaders who’re helping pioneer these “living systems” into the 21st century! Hutchins observes that organizations globally are undergoing a process of metamorphosis…

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What Millennials Know But Don’t Yet Realize

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they are the future! Due to a number of factors such as the job market, the housing market, the dating scene, and the media constantly telling them they are lazy, Millennials have trouble seeing themselves in positions of authority and “adulthood.” They measure themselves against their parents who, in their 20s, were probably married with…

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