Self Awareness

Delayed Reaction

August 9, 2016
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Each month several leaders within our organization get together to learn about and discuss a different leadership-related topic. This month our conversation veered to how quickly we respond to the needs of our team, and one leader volunteered to share a self-admitted failure when she took too long to take action on behalf of one […]

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Redefine Perfect

June 16, 2016
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Are you a perfectionist? If so, those feelings could cause you to mistrust the abilities of others. They may even keep you focused on the failures vs. the achieved successes. I have worked with and coached many highly-driven, high standard teammates. In fact, I am attracted to them; they are my favorite people to lead. […]

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From Across My Desk

June 6, 2016
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The other day I walked into my office, and for some reason I wasn’t motivated to sit at my desk and get right to work. Instead I sat across my desk in one of my two guest chairs. I sat there with my journal and looked at what adorned my desk, my wall pictures, and my […]

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The Pros and Cons of Assuming the Worst

April 21, 2016
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Last week I blogged about the importance of believing the best. So, what if you’re one of those people who naturally assumes the worst? Well, all hope is not lost! Ha! Actually, teammates whose minds naturally go to “what can go wrong” still bring a valuable perspective, even if it’s one of the glass being […]

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Believe the Best

April 15, 2016
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Are you someone who believes the best or assumes the worst? Most of us naturally lean one way or another because of past experiences in our professional and personal lives. Some find it easy to trust and feel optimistic, while others go through life always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

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Serenity Now!

April 1, 2016
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I read this blog post yesterday that I immediately had to share with my team. It is that good. It’s not long. You should take a moment and read it. (Go ahead, I’ll wait right here). Don’t you love the author’s take on creating calm? Ah, calm! There are few things people are chasing after […]

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10 Qualities of Healthy Debate

March 25, 2016
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The ability to have healthy debate is a hallmark of a healthy team. Healthy debate allows us to share our thoughts, opinions, and even passionately disagree without causing harm or hurting the relationship. Unhealthy debates…well, just look at the most recent string of presidential debates (and the political process as a whole). When we can’t […]

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Good Leaders Make it All About Themselves

March 18, 2016
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Ha, well I thought that title might catch your attention! No, it isn’t a typo. Good leaders do make it about themselves from time to time, and they should. The ones who don’t will hinder their leadership influence. The journey through leadership development includes various glass ceilings. We’ve all hit them. Some of us tap […]

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Staying Positive Under Pressure

February 18, 2016
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Our organization’s payroll team has recently gone through a software change, and if you’ve ever been through a significant technology change like that, you probably just groaned and shook your head in shared sympathy. There just isn’t room for error when it comes to dealing with others’ paychecks, so the stress level among this team has […]

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Giving Forgiveness

February 14, 2016
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Who do you need to forgive? I don’t mean just saying, “I’m over it.” I mean real forgiveness. Who changes your heart for the worse when you think of or have to deal with them? Who are you fighting inwardly? At one time or another, we’ll all have to deal with someone who we wish […]

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