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Create New Opportunities with One Simple Act

No one loves summer more than I do. But when the air starts to feel crisp, I literally get butterflies (in a good way) as I say my goodbyes to lazy days, sandy beaches, and sunny days. As much as I enjoy my annual beach vacation, I get a clear sense of anticipation as fall routines begin anew. The beginning of the school year brings a familiar discipline and direction. Life signals new potential as the leaves begin to change color. The days start to get shorter.

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Can We Talk? How to foster more honest conversations without judgment

What started as a typical executive leadership coaching assignment inspired my special approach to more authentic conversations that don’t make the other person wrong.    A senior leader, I’ll call Jane, hired me explicitly to help her identify a new role that would give her greater satisfaction in the large company where she worked. It sounded realistic except for one thing. That wasn’t what was getting in her way. 

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Put More Heart into Your Leadership to Encourage, Mentor, and Inspire

Great leaders are in tune with the needs of the organization. They know how to match those needs with the strengths of their people so they become the best to help the team be the best.   When I think about leaders who inspired me the most, there is one who stands apart. I once reported to a managing director who we called Dude. He was more of a mentor to me than a boss.

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