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Oh Heck! I’m Triggered!

Oh Heck! I’m Triggered!

the “It’s the little moments that trigger some of our most outsized and unproductive responses.”   ― Marshall Goldsmith, Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts   Even on my best days, I have to stand guard to my emotional responses. That doesn’t mean I stay...

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Make Emotional Intelligence Work For You

Make Emotional Intelligence Work For You

Has Emotional Intelligence become a buzzword that has lost its meaning? Could it be time to slow down and actually define and understand what we mean by such a vital skillset? Mastering emotional intelligence requires the same level of diligence as mastering any...

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Are You Criticizing or Improving?

Are You Criticizing or Improving?

  From the book, The Humanized Leader: What’s the difference between criticism and feedback? Criticism attacks. What’s more, it attacks the person. It is sneaky as it disguises itself as trying to keep the other person safe – think of critical parents. It is more...

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Show Them You Care:  Listen with Curiosity

Show Them You Care: Listen with Curiosity

  Communication is rich and effective when people are assured you have their best interests at heart.   “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  -Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of The United States  Communication that is...

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Be Human with your Feedback

Be Human with your Feedback

Recently, a few clients shared their “difficulties” about offering feedback. They expressed a combination of reluctance, unwillingness, inability and frustration. "What do I say?" "How do I say it?" Some were coming across way...

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Oh Heck! I’m Triggered!

the “It’s the little moments that trigger some of our most outsized and unproductive responses.”   ― Marshall Goldsmith, Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts   Even on my best days, I have to stand guard to my emotional responses. That doesn’t mean I stay...

Make Emotional Intelligence Work For You

Has Emotional Intelligence become a buzzword that has lost its meaning? Could it be time to slow down and actually define and understand what we mean by such a vital skillset? Mastering emotional intelligence requires the same level of diligence as mastering any...

Three Secrets to Bust Through Your Comfort Zone and Lead

A key leadership job is to take intelligent risks while assessing where limiting beliefs, old habits, and overused behaviors have you stuck. That place described above is your comfort zone. It’s where you go to feel safe and in the know. Here’s the conundrum - no...

Are You Criticizing or Improving?

  From the book, The Humanized Leader: What’s the difference between criticism and feedback? Criticism attacks. What’s more, it attacks the person. It is sneaky as it disguises itself as trying to keep the other person safe – think of critical parents. It is more...

Show Them You Care: Listen with Curiosity

  Communication is rich and effective when people are assured you have their best interests at heart.   “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  -Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of The United States  Communication that is...

Be Human with your Feedback

Recently, a few clients shared their “difficulties” about offering feedback. They expressed a combination of reluctance, unwillingness, inability and frustration. "What do I say?" "How do I say it?" Some were coming across way...

For Future Success, Know Thyself Now

It’s that time of year again – goal setting, promises to self, resolutions, dreams and wishes. I’m not knocking the process. Done well, one can create a solid path forward with accountability and celebration. If we are to be serious with ourselves, it can sometimes be...

5 Steps to Coach a Friend and Keep the Friendship

A friend approaches you with an issue. What do you do?   Our first impulse is usually to offer advice – human beings are natural problem solvers. Remember the last time someone gave you advice or tried to solve your problem? Did you like it or did you resent it? Did...

Leaders Make Tough Decisions

“This is eating me alive.  I have to fire one-third of my staff.  I love them.  They are all amazing.  How can I possibly choose?”  This recent conversation was real and raw and likely what many of us are facing right now.  The choices feel impossible.  The team is solid and high performing.  There is […]

Ending the Year with the Same Baggage?

What baggage are you carrying forward from the beginning of the year that was left unaddressed during the year?  It’s a hard question to ponder and to face, yet crucial if you are to enter a new decade with a clear plan for completion.  There is nothing more draining to a business than a nagging […]

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Oh Heck! I’m Triggered!

the “It’s the little moments that trigger some of our most outsized and unproductive responses.”   ― Marshall Goldsmith, Triggers: Creating Behavior That Lasts   Even on my best days, I have to stand guard to my emotional responses. That doesn’t mean I stay...

Make Emotional Intelligence Work For You

Has Emotional Intelligence become a buzzword that has lost its meaning? Could it be time to slow down and actually define and understand what we mean by such a vital skillset? Mastering emotional intelligence requires the same level of diligence as mastering any...

Three Secrets to Bust Through Your Comfort Zone and Lead

A key leadership job is to take intelligent risks while assessing where limiting beliefs, old habits, and overused behaviors have you stuck. That place described above is your comfort zone. It’s where you go to feel safe and in the know. Here’s the conundrum - no...

Are You Criticizing or Improving?

  From the book, The Humanized Leader: What’s the difference between criticism and feedback? Criticism attacks. What’s more, it attacks the person. It is sneaky as it disguises itself as trying to keep the other person safe – think of critical parents. It is more...

Show Them You Care: Listen with Curiosity

  Communication is rich and effective when people are assured you have their best interests at heart.   “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”  -Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of The United States  Communication that is...

Be Human with your Feedback

Recently, a few clients shared their “difficulties” about offering feedback. They expressed a combination of reluctance, unwillingness, inability and frustration. "What do I say?" "How do I say it?" Some were coming across way...

For Future Success, Know Thyself Now

It’s that time of year again – goal setting, promises to self, resolutions, dreams and wishes. I’m not knocking the process. Done well, one can create a solid path forward with accountability and celebration. If we are to be serious with ourselves, it can sometimes be...

5 Steps to Coach a Friend and Keep the Friendship

A friend approaches you with an issue. What do you do?   Our first impulse is usually to offer advice – human beings are natural problem solvers. Remember the last time someone gave you advice or tried to solve your problem? Did you like it or did you resent it? Did...

Leaders Make Tough Decisions

“This is eating me alive.  I have to fire one-third of my staff.  I love them.  They are all amazing.  How can I possibly choose?”  This recent conversation was real and raw and likely what many of us are facing right now.  The choices...

Ending the Year with the Same Baggage?

What baggage are you carrying forward from the beginning of the year that was left unaddressed during the year?  It’s a hard question to ponder and to face, yet crucial if you are to enter a new decade with a clear plan for completion.  There is nothing more...

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