Cultivating Quiet Courage: A Leadership Game Changer

What will it take to move your business in a new direction? More courage and less chatter–in your head. According to Gallup, being courageous was an important factor relating to workers’ overall evaluation of the performance of their company’s president, leader or CEO. When you think about courage, you might think of images like a lion or […]

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Calming Anxiety: Leadership Advice for Times of Disruption

The destruction of the hurricanes has been unimaginable. It’s hard to know exactly what to say or do to help people cope. Sensitivities are high. It’s likely that you, your loved ones, employees or clients have been impacted directly or indirectly by recent events. So your leadership is being tested now more than ever. On […]

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How to Spot Whales of New Opportunities: Insights from Alaska

This summer I did some whale watching in Alaska. Whales are fascinating creatures. It was fun to be part of a crowd hoping to catch a glimpse of a whale jumping out of the water. The whale watching guide on the boat explained that you can tell if a whale is nearby when you see […]

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Running Your Business 24/7: Upgrade your business. Take the summer break you need without the guilt.

A few years ago, I hired a talented interior designer to help me update some rooms in my home. I was in a new phase of my life and needed my home to better reflect my own needs and desires. It was amazing to watch her walk into a room and see immediately what items […]

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A Leadership Challenge You’ll Actually Like

In my role as executive coach, one of the most rewarding experiences is helping others see themselves in a new light so they can accomplish goals they didn’t think were possible. You can do the same to help the people you lead. In my last post I talked about the importance of being able to […]

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Leadership Tip: Change Your Perspective

If you keep running into the same problem, the issue may have more to do with your view–not what you do. Changing your perspective is hard, especially if you’ve been seeing things the same way for a long time. Yet it’s one of the most important capabilities of successful leaders. Being able to change how […]

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Are You on the Right Path?

My teenage son just returned from a long hiking trip. He was on the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina–his first “real” hiking trip with backpack, tent, food, first aid kit, etc. (He learned that raw eggs don’t travel well even if you have a burner to cook them.) As a mother, I was concerned he […]

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Smart Succession Planning: Getting Ready for Your Next Move

What if you lost one of your key employees unexpectedly? Happens all the time. “We really need to get better at succession planning.” A common desire expressed by many executives. But the reality is that it takes time and brainpower. Succession planning often gets put on the backburner. Sometimes it’s easier to see how far […]

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In a Summer Slump?

Summer is here–a time to relax and recharge. But if you’re like many people, you might be experiencing a “summer slump.” It happens to the best. Signs are: You’re not being as productive as you need to be. You’re not as energized about your work or the business. You’re feeling stagnant or lethargic. You’re procrastinating […]

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