Strategies for Personal Change

HOW Are You Thinking About That?

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Some of my best ideas emerge from challenges posed by my clients. I was recently asked to create a keynote for a client’s All Staff retreat to tie Positivity into their overall theme, Speaking About What Matters. The final product blended my Happiness work with my core teachings on Conversation as Action. “What if,” I invited the audience, “you were …

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I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR THIS!

Case study.  Client is Director, 15+ years experience. She is smart, decisive, gets shit done… and is perceived as “demanding.” She wants to shift her leadership style from Command & Control to a Coaching approach. We discussed in a coaching session different ways she can use both language and her physical presence to shift the perception others have when she …

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Life Hack: Why You Should Breathe On Purpose

Recently I was guest on the Leadership Hacks Podcast with my esteemed colleague, Jill Windelspecht, a fellow executive coach and organization consultant. Jill invited me to bring my best hack (shortcut/workaround) to the conversation, so I showed up with the most basic tool in my box: Breathing. You’ve heard me say it before: if you want to be a better …

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My Top Book Recommendation for 2018

My top book pick of last year: When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi In my life I’ve read thousands of books. I am typically reading two books in hardcopy, another on my Kindle, and one via Audible in my car. I am generally a one-and-done reader, though I do have handful of books I’ve read over and again in …

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Leadership and Workplace

The Secret to Success of the Rapid Culture Assimilation™ Process

The Four Building Blocks Rapid Culture Assimilation™ succeeds on a foundation of four Building Blocks: Building Block #1: Clarity You know exactly where you want the organization to go, and what the future looks like, right?  Ah, but does everyone else share the same vision? Sadly, and despite your many PowerPoint presentations, probably not. Using an adaptation of the Teachable …

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7 Great Questions to Use Everyday

Inquiry and curiosity are powerful tools for personal and professional growth. Whether you are a student, parent, teacher, leader, or follower, questions serve as a tool to help you advance yourself and those around you. Here are seven powerful questions that can serve you every day. They never expire and always have an answer in the Now.   1. Why? …

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Leadership and Workplace

Tips To Create an Unhappy Workforce

Most employees are already Unhappy, so it doesn’t take much effort to nudge them into Insecurity, as well. Here’s a quick reminder of how easy it is to keep your ungrateful subordinates in their place: under your control.** Keep Them Guessing. Tell them nothing that’s not essential to their tiny little jobs. First, it’s none of their business. Second, they’re probably too …

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Exercises to Strengthen Your Emotional Muscles

If you are in a management role, it’s highly likely that you are one of the smartest people in your organization. But smart does not always transfer to “successful.” 67% of the long-term success of a leader is predicted by Emotional Intelligence, or your ability to notice and manage your own emotions, read others’ emotions, and build positive relationships. The following …

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You Won’t Be Good At What You Don’t Do

You would probably not expect to place well in a swimming event if you only got into the pool once in six months. And if you need to generate custom reports from that new software, you’ll probably seek training and experience to increase your comfort with the programming parameters. When you engage in anything on a frequent basis, you become better at it …

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Focus on the Vital Few Priorities to Improve Your Productivity

How much of your stress comes from trying to juggle too many roles, goals, and projects simultaneously? If you’re like many people, you expect a lot – of self and others – on the job. While you may have a dozen or more items on your project list, remember that the maximum most people can juggle well is five to seven …

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