Leadership

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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Goal Setting: What’s Possible?

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Goal Setting To achieve this possibility, how will I move towards it? What might be different when it happens? What is this worth to me/us? Who, or what comes with us, and what respectfully needs to be left behind? Who or what is needed? For us? For any new stakeholders? Assess if actions are moving…

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Building Resilience

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Rewrite Your Stories.  What do you tell yourself in the midst of adversity? Do you replay your failures or fears from the past? If so, why not try new stories based on what’s currently happening? What does the current evidence support? What’s something different you may not have considered that would be wonderful if it…

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Simon Sinek: How great leaders inspire action

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Simon Sinek suggests that the most successful leaders and innovators follow this formula: first ask “why,” then “how,” then “what” when pursuing a goal, and not the other way around. Sinek suggests that these steps will set you apart as a leader, providing you with purpose, clarity, and focus.

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Dan Ariely: What makes us feel good about our work?

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Dan Ariely’s presentation explores our motivations for work, suggesting that it is not simply about earning money. Ariely suggests that work is rewarding when we care about achieving goals, meeting challenges, making progress, and pursuing purpose. ]]>

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Diana Nyad: Never, ever give up. (resilience, focus, commitment)

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Diana Nyad shares her incredible story of resilience and focus while achieving a goal that had never been done—swimming 100 miles from Cuba to Florida. Nyad encourages us to never give up as we face our fears and overcome seemingly impossible challenges. ]]>

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