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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Being Resilient amid Uncertain Times

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The SCARF Model Unfolds Dr. David Rock, Director of the Neuroscience Institute and Author of Quiet Leadership developed what’s termed as the SCARF model. The model identifies five domains of human social experience to which the brain responds. The response will be in a continuum of more or less defensive response depending on the degree of risk we perceive within…

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Change: The Non-binary of Self Evolution

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The reality of change saturates our every day.   From the materialization of a 21st century pandemic to Kanye West running for president of the United States, our expectations of tomorrow are shattered by the reality of unforeseen developments and shifting trends of today.  Often, we have little say over whether changes will occur, both small…

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Redefining Success: A Mindset

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“Focus on the fundamentals – inspire the team. The genius within us asked to shape the still unseen; Yet the world continues gasping in a strange collective pause-Could we use it to embrace the wound and heal the larger cause?  Reflect. Grieve. Breathe. Rise. Allow success to re-emerge with compassion at its side.”  A New Normal Life is different…

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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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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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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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Roger Ebert: Remaking my Voice

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“Leadership coaching inspires action and finding your voice. Here’s an individual who’s courage and commitment to finding his voice amid great odds continues to inspire and encourage us to stay connected and use what’s possible with technology and compassionate, capable colleagues to help shape the future”.

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