The Power of Inside Out Leadership

Approximate reading time: 1 minute, 35 seconds As leaders, we spend a great deal of time focusing from the “outside-in.” We are dealing endlessly with the many demands coming at us at record speeds. It can look and feel like we are operating almost “robotically” in our singular focus on the task of getting things […]

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Leadership Presence and the Brand of You

Approximate Reading Time: 1 minute, 12 seconds Typically, people in management or leadership roles are not evaluated by the way they develop other leaders or by the impact they’re having on others by their personal presence. This kind of evaluation takes a back seat “to getting the numbers.” However, everyone would agree that understanding and valuing […]

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Building Inner Leadership Capacity

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes, 15 seconds As many of you are aware, I’m engaged in a Master’s program in Organizational Development and Leadership. This month, I’m sharing an excerpt from one of my assignments. I hope you like it: In organizations we are consumed with conversations about “what” and “how.” What do we need […]

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On Being Scared and Safe

Approximate Reading Time: 1 min, 15 seconds We all know about the importance of “getting out of our comfort zones” so that we can grow,develop and manifest our potential as amazing individuals. It is important to stretch beyond what we consider to be our limits. What we can realize is astounding; once we learn how to […]

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Leadership Conversations

Approximate Reading Time: 2 minutes I believe we need to change the very nature of our conversations. We are wasting precious time in performance management dealing with problems we’ve created that could’ve been avoided through effective communication. Do we even give any thought to our conversations? When is it more effective to be speaking or listening […]

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Essential Conversations with Impact

Approximate reading time: 1 minute 8 seconds The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place. ~George Bernard Shaw One of the most challenging aspects of leadership involves engaging in effective feedback conversations. Few leaders do it well and some hardly do it at all.  In most organizations there is […]

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You Are Not Your Results

Approximate Reading Time: 1 minute “The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.” Norman Vincent Peale We live in a world of strategic plans, key performance indicators, quarterly targets and basically measure everything that is measurable. Tangible, measureable results rule our world. In this quota-based environment, I […]

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10 Gems for a Happy Life

Approximate Reading Time: 1 minute, 35 seconds “How far you go in life depends on you being tender with the young, compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and the strong. Because someday in life, you will have been all of these.”  ~ George Washington Carter In this newsletter […]

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For Best Results, Switch Gears

Approximate Reading Time: 1 minute 18 seconds “I used to think that running an organization was equivalent to conducting a symphony orchestra. But I don’t think that’s quite it; it’s more like jazz. There is way more improvisation.” ~ W.Bennis A key component of leadership includes developing one’s interpersonal and communication skills. This is an area […]

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When I’m Right, No one Remembers…

Approximate Reading Time: 1 min, 5 seconds Most people are unsatisfied with the frequency and type of feedback they receive. Many claim the only time they get feedback is when something goes wrong. As the saying goes, “When I’m right, no one remembers, when I’m wrong, no one forgets~” Constructive feedback certainly outpaces positive recognition […]

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