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Coaching and Meaningful Conversations

Coaching and Meaningful Conversations

In working with my clients, I do a lot of things. But at its essence, at its core, I am a coach. My parents were both teachers (Mom: kindergarten, Dad: college) so some of that is likely in my DNA (but coaching is different than teaching). Recently, the coaching...

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New Leader Onboarding

New Leader Onboarding

Now that you've hired 'em, what are you going to do with 'em? Once you have gone through the search and recruiting process, invested a fair amount of time and money, and selected the right candidate (in whom you are now going to invest even more time and money), you...

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Signs of Strong Emotional Intelligence

Signs of Strong Emotional Intelligence

The last time we discussed emotional intelligence, we defined it as a person’s ability to sense, understand and effectively apply the power and acumen of emotions to facilitate high levels of collaboration and productivity. We also identified the five (5) dimensions...

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It’s Not Just the Words Leaders Say, But How They Say Them

It’s Not Just the Words Leaders Say, But How They Say Them

Have you ever experienced communicating with someone when their words did not match what you saw and heard? How did that make you feel? Did it engender a feeling of trust, of valuing and respecting you, of being forthright with you? Did you feel that something was...

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7 Common Mistakes of Aspiring Leaders

7 Common Mistakes of Aspiring Leaders

Some interesting stats: 25 Surprising Leadership Statistics to Take Note Of 69% of Millennials are concerned that their workplace does not develop their leadership skills; More than 77% of organizations report that leadership is lacking; In business, 83% of companies...

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Assertiveness – Your Behavior; Your Choice

Assertiveness – Your Behavior; Your Choice

In any work situation (as well as outside of your job), you have a choice to be assertive, aggressive, or non-assertive. Your choice depends on many factors, of course, but which choice is typically the right one? Let’s start with a definition of the three choices we...

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Enabling Your Best Self

Enabling Your Best Self

How do you enable your best self? Let’s face it: the past couple of years have not been easy. Remaining open, yet vigilant; positive, yet cautious; and resilient, yet flexible has been no easy task. For many, taking care of our loved ones has taken precedence over...

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What’s Your Purpose? (Part 2: The Plan)

What’s Your Purpose? (Part 2: The Plan)

Last time, in Part 1, we discussed the importance of having a purpose for your life, and we related it to many of the same reasons that a company has a vision. Just as an organization’s vision acts as a statement of potential and a description of what it wants to...

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What’s Your Purpose? (Part 1: The Issue)

What’s Your Purpose? (Part 1: The Issue)

“Hi, my name’s Kevin. So…what’s your purpose?”, I ask. “What? Wow, Kevin, where did that come from?”, you respond. I know, I know. There are so many things to do. You’re so busy it seems that you barely have enough time to breath, let alone think about something as...

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