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Looking for an interesting book? Glance through over 60 book summaries here.

Addressing Your Fear of Conflict

Addressing Your Fear of Conflict

This topic is likely very timely due to all the stuff that we're dealing with in our everyday lives and, at least in part, as evidenced by the high number of conversations I've been having with clients, friends, family members, and others regarding handling conflict...

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Thinking About Your Thinking

Thinking About Your Thinking

The Headline The human brain can process 11 million bits of information per second... but our conscious minds can only handle 40-50 per second! The Situation We constantly deal with new, fast-changing circumstances. The amount of information available to (or slung at)...

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7 Common Challenges for Leaders

7 Common Challenges for Leaders

The statistics are alarming: A Gallup poll found that companies fail to choose the candidate with the right talent for the job 82% of the time. Around 65% of millennials believe they’re not equipped to be leaders yet since they lack the necessary employer support for...

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Book Summary: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Book Summary: Essentialism by Greg McKeown

Essentialism has been on my “to read” list for quite a while and I’m glad that I finally took the opportunity to dive in. In this book, subtitled The Disciplined Pursuit of Less, author and British business strategist Greg McKeown challenges some norms that many...

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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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