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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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Where Are Your Executive Boundaries?

It’s easy to go off-roading during the day when you should be staying on the path to productivity instead. Executives often talk about the need to be more productive. They’re frustrated about daily interruptions. They want to make more progress – faster. Of course, in your role, you’ve got to focus on the big goal. […]

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Time to Detox Your Team?

How’s the weather where you are? Not the kind of weather that you experience when you walk outdoors, but the weather when you walk in your office. Earlier this year I had a conversation with an employee in a business that was really struggling. He said, “When I enter the office in the morning, I […]

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What to do when you hit a roadblock

On the path to improvement, there’s one thing for certain–you’re going to hit a roadblock. It’s inevitable. Could be a number of reasons: Perhaps you fall back into patterns that give you problems in the first place. Human beings are creatures of habit. (“I’m doing what I know how to do on autopilot.”) Maybe you […]

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Leading Like a True Olympian

Have you been watching the Olympics? It’s inspiring to see the spirit and determination of such extraordinary athletes. Makes me want to work a little harder to achieve my goals — to improve my performance. What would be possible if you improved just one aspect of your leadership performance? Even Olympic athletes can’t work on […]

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The Elephant in the Room

It’s there. Sometimes sitting quietly while you maneuver around it in conversation. You’re hoping it might just go away. Other times, it’s so big and blatant that it becomes your sole focus. It’s the elephant in the room, of course. And it’s one of the greatest threats to your business. In my consulting work over […]

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Would you like a copy of my free Special Report on generational differences at work?

Many companies experience challenges when trying to understand generational differences in the workplace. I work with many “baby boomer” executives who are curious about how to leverage the talent of Millennials and younger generations, so I put together a Special Report called “When Generations Collide” to help leaders gain better insight on the topic. It’s […]

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When Team Members Clash

Why is it that one person can walk away from a conversation and think it was a heated exchange and the other person thinks nothing of it? That little flare up — John let it go, but Jane stewed about it for days. People are wired differently. They may share the same experience, yet they […]

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Are you speeding up? (Radio interview included)

As you near the end of the year, you likely feel the need to speed up. I admit that I ‘crack the whip’ a bit more this time of year with clients (and with myself) to make sure the essential tasks are completed. I want to finish strong. I want clients to feel a sense […]

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