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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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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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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Dave Meslin: The antidote to apathy

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While lack of engagement in our communities suggests that people just don’t care, Dave Meslin believes the problem is not apathy, but that the world presents obstacles to engagement. Meslin calls on each of us to be leaders and to overcome seven barriers to active involvement.

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