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Insights Come From Surprising Places

Any of you work with someone you don't trust? When one of my clients complained about an associate this way, it got my attention. Who wants to work in conditions like that? And yet some of us do. Myself included. It may be someone we used to trust, and then something...

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Mastering the 1/4 Second

Check out this video that our clients are telling us they love.  Let us know what you think! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvbwep9Zwt0

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I Wouldn’t Change a Thing

I’m not taking on a question this month; I have been grappling with one of my own. Two vibrant and amazing souls, my brother and one of my dear friends, died during the past two months. I am older than both of them. My brother was diagnosed with lung cancer five...

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Finding Your Destiny

I tend to pay attention to things that come in three's. I recently had one of those “Three” events happen to me. One: I was reading an article on-line that had a passage from the book the Alchemist. Two: A week later in a conversation with a friend, the book came up...

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Finding Our Way Back to Civil Discourse

I’m not taking on a question this month. There is already one staring me in the face as I meet and work with clients since the election last month. How do we get past the rancor and disappearance of civil discourse that still seems to be hanging on? The after effects...

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Three Reasons Leadership Teams Fail and How to Fix It

Over the past year, I have had the opportunity to work with many different leadership teams. Here is what I have discovered: Many of today’s leaders are not equipped with the tools to engage in tough conversations as a team. It is difficult for some team members to:...

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Leadership from Unexpected Places

I was cruising leadership articles from my Feedly account on LinkedIn earlier this week. While I found a few, I did find something unexpected.  Those that know me know I am a passionate fly-fisherman and love sharing this with my clients. This is my excuse to have...

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Holding Up the Mirror, What Do You See?

When you look in the mirror, what kind of leader do you see? What kind of leader do others see? Are you confident what you see and what other's see match? All of us have things we can work on, improve, a habit to stop doing, something we could do more of. Here's a...

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Taking Over a New Team… Try This

As a Leadership Coach we often facilitate new leader assimilation for our clients. What is it? A facilitated dialogue between the new leader and the team. This process was originally developed and used at GE. It creates a structured meeting for new leaders and the new...

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Leadership Coaching Game Changer

A few weeks ago Ris and I attended a coach training that fundamentally changed the way we coach. Now remember, we've been in the coaching business for over 20 years and developing people for longer than that. So this is a pretty bold statement. We are so confident in...

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Finding Balance Impossible? Try Connection!

This month a client called me feeling overwhelmed and frazzled.  She set out with good intentions and goals this year to balance her life, but it's not working and it’s only March.  She has a beautiful little girl and a husband she adores, plus she really likes her...

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Leading Change with a Team “Pulse Check”

Does this sound too familiar to you?  "Even when change is needed, when it's obvious to everyone we need it, how come so many people still resist it?  How do I get everybody on board?"   Consider this.  It's all about the conversations. Indeed, organizational changes...

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