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The “And” Revolution

I’m on a mission to rid the world of buts (no that was not a typo).  “But” is a frequently used, unnecessary, communication disrupting, possibility ending, powerful three letter conjunction in the English language. Curious?  Great.  Disagreement? Even better.  Read on, please. How many times a day are we using this word? How many of [...]

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Are You Giving It Away?

When working with a team or a client, as coaches and consultants, we ask ourself this very question.  It is important to know if we are building capability or dependency. To what degree are those we work with, better for us having been there? If a client walks away feeling as though the results were [...]

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Listening is Priceless

Recently a marketing and technology professional approached me with a fantastic opportunity.  The net effect would be a Non-Profit of my choice, receiving an expensive technology, complete with a built-in fundraising mechanism and increased exposure for all involved. A fantastic way to help an organization I really believe in, no additional cost and quite a [...]

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Are You a Great R.O.I.?

Business Owners, Leaders and Strategic HR Professionals are positioned to invest resources to make their company successful.  They understand that every decision, action and investment ultimately does 1 of 2 things for their business – it either increases the value to the customer or it decreases the value to the customer.  They understand their value [...]

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Do Fish Know Water?

“It’s who you are when you’re doing what you do”. Heard this before? This statement is foundational in coaching. I hear and say it frequently. We know there is technical capability in doing something (a profession, or trade or craft). Something we can perhaps learn, such as a skill, and then we can do it. [...]

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The Product of Leaders

What leaders produce can seem less tangible and less timely than what individual contributors produce. The overall success of the organization rests on the leaders’ shoulders yet remains out of their hands. This reality often leaves leaders (and other people) wondering why they do what they do. Why would someone choose to become a leader? [...]

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A wise calendar sheet once said . . .Be Present!

Have you ever torn a page from a magazine or a day off the “quote a day” calendar because the content really resonated with you?  Perhaps you wanted to remember it and you stuffed it away in a pocket or a binder. Here is my latest re-discovery was from a “quote a day” calendar. It [...]

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Setup For Success

Every role in an organization is important. Here, we have highlighted just a few key positions (Leaders, HR Professionals and Coaches) to identify their contribution for ensuring a business and its employees are indeed ‘Setup for Success’. Strong Leaders think about the environment needed in their businesses and teams, to help their employees be successful. [...]

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Yes – Do State the Obvious!

Frequently, Leaders decide against stating what appears to be the obvious. They may think ‘of course he/she already knows this’; or ‘I want to say something relevant as well as cutting edge to stimulate innovation!’ However, they mistakenly believe their team members already know what they know. They may fear stating the obvious would be [...]

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Look Back to Move Ahead

Fact: 2012 is over.  Some people begin that sentence with a relief filled “Phew!”. Others say it with pride and a smile, remembering great achievements. Some of us simply declare it and wonder where the time has gone. Leaders of successful companies, top performers and results focused individuals (all known as “my clients”) will take [...]

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