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People laughing in black and white Leadership Advice: Why “Experiencing” is better than “Showing”

Leadership Advice: Why “Experiencing” is better than “Showing”

Apr 13 2013

As leaders, we are often in teaching mode – communicating our vision, letting others learn from our experience, and correcting and adjusting our course to…

decisions Leadership Advice: When decisions offer no “good” outcomes.

Leadership Advice: When decisions offer no “good” outcomes.

Mar 30 2013

We’ve all heard the phrase, “The lesser of two evils,” but sometimes leaders are faced with decisions where even the lesser of two evils is…

Blurred road sign Leadership development is not a straight path

Leadership development is not a straight path

Mar 16 2013

Nothing seems to run in a straight line. We start something, move things forward and then the backslide begins. Whoever penned the phrase, “two steps…

people connected Leadership Advice On Building Connections

Leadership Advice On Building Connections

Mar 04 2013

Has it ever seemed like the right person came into your life at exactly the right time? This has happened to me on many occasions.…

Great Nebula in Orion Leadership Advice: How To Expand Your Peripheral Vision

Leadership Advice: How To Expand Your Peripheral Vision

Feb 17 2013

How many followers are in your camp? How many people do you influence? Have you ever stopped to think about the number? Probably not. It’s…

Leadership Advice for When You’re Running on Empty

Leadership Advice for When You’re Running on Empty

Feb 06 2013

I’m having one of those low energy days. It doesn’t seem to happen very often for me, as I have a lot of  Driver energy…

stressed woman How to recognize – and free yourself – from coping mode.

How to recognize – and free yourself – from coping mode.

Jan 22 2013

  I was in a conversation recently with some other coaches that really struck home. We were talking about one of our biggest challenges –…

Zabutan cushion The easiest way to meditate – EVER!

The easiest way to meditate – EVER!

Nov 28 2012

Not sure if my teachers will roll their eyes or applaud me, but I’ve finally hit on a time and place for meditation that seems…

man with flexed arm Leadership Advice: When Your Strengths Are Not Enough

Leadership Advice: When Your Strengths Are Not Enough

Nov 13 2012

There’s nothing wrong with using your strengths to propel initiatives forward. After all, those strengths more than likely got you into the leadership role you…