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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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Five Ideas for Getting Your Virtual Team on the Same Page

Five Ideas for Getting Your Virtual Team on the Same Page

As if leadership wasn’t already challenging enough, so many workplaces being partially or completely remote these days taxes even the best of us. Having discovered the advantages of virtual teams such as productivity, flexibility and cost savings, many organizations may not ever return to the office in the same way going forward. Sharpening your skills as a leader of virtual teams isn’t optional any more. The first step is investing in leading in a way that helps your team get it done despite...

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Resilience – Now More Than Ever

Resilience – Now More Than Ever

Your clients may be talking about resilience. Mine certainly are. It seems like the word of the moment. It makes sense why. The never-ending pandemic, the tottering economy and the political sideshow in the U.S. have stretched us all thin. Clients and their workplaces continue to be disrupted and uncertain. It’s a big drain! But, how do your clients refill and recharge themselves to maintain their resiliency? The answer: an intentional focus on their Core Needs. And, you have the perfect way...

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