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Who’s at the Core of Your Leadership?

Who’s at the Core of Your Leadership?

Developing Yourself as a People-Centered Leader Series #2 Who is at the core of your leadership? You may be waving your arms saying, "I am! I am!"  That's great. But who are you? Really. Who are you, really? After years as an executive coach, I've learned to refine the question. It's actually "Who are you at your core?" Not, "Who do you think you're supposed to be?" Not, "Who have people told you that you are?" Not, "Who do you want to be?" Not, "Who do you want people to think you are?" But,...

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People-Centered Leaders Will Put Organizations Back Together

People-Centered Leaders Will Put Organizations Back Together

Developing Yourself as a People-Centered Leader Series #1 Is it just me, or does it seem like the wheels are coming off the bus in some organizations these days? Here's what I'm seeing… Yet another mass firing by email. More threats to return to office full-time or have your job offshored. Greater crises with disrupted supply chains, inadequate staffing and angry customers. And, frustration with rising costs and a giant bunch of fear that the economy is headed into trouble. Doesn't make for a...

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Supercharge Your Leadership Development with Real Self-Awareness

Supercharge Your Leadership Development with Real Self-Awareness

  There's a saying out there, "It's self-awareness or self-destruction, pick one." Pretty dramatic, but pretty true. I daresay you've seen this in action in organizations… the leader who is so confident in their opinions of how things are, that they drive the business or mission into the ground. It's also those leaders whose style leaves "scorched earth" and makes your best employees run for the hills. Even if they aren't quite this extreme, they don't know what they don't know and...

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How Are You Going to Handle “The Great Discontent?”

How Are You Going to Handle “The Great Discontent?”

  Gallup consultants Vipula Gandhi and Jennifer Robison coined the term not long ago in an article called "The 'Great Resignation' is Really the 'Great Discontent.'" They hit the nail right on the head. They focused on the root cause of why so many employees are looking out the door and choosing to leave your company. And, it's your best talent with their eyes outward. Do you really want to lose them? What are you going to do to deal with the "Great Discontent?" Read on. The Facts (and...

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Short-Term Executive Coaching… Really???!

Short-Term Executive Coaching… Really???!

  In over 15 years as an executive coach, I've witnessed a huge mindset change among talent development professionals in organizations. You've moved from skepticism about the value of coaching to embracing it as an essential element of helping leaders grow, develop and apply their learning. Hooray for us coaches! However, with expanded experience with coaching comes new questions about its effective use in the organization. Beyond Coaching as Usual I often hear, "We believe in coaching,...

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You’re Getting Results But Are You Getting Fulfilled?

You’re Getting Results But Are You Getting Fulfilled?

You are probably one of the people who loves to see results from your actions. At work it may be meeting a deadline, hitting a number or achieving a challenging objective. At home, it might be winning a game, cooking a great meal or completing a task you set out to do (I hear my messy garage calling!). It feels great. And, it is very fulfilling on one level. The reason it feels so fantastic is because it satisfies a Core Need for you. However, sometimes all that focus and action leaves some...

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