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Why and how leaders of leaders engage with an external Executive Coach

As a leader of leaders, working  with an Executive Coach brings enormous benefits when it comes to growing and developing yourself and your teams, honing your purpose and  strategic thinking, reflecting and brainstorming to make better decisions, and building strong relations with all stakeholders.  You may find yourself wondering whether to engage an internal coach or an external...

Self-Reflection Leadership Lessons from a VUCA World

2020 has undoubtedly seen us living and working in a VUCA world where leadership skills  have been tested. December is a great time to review the lessons that have put before us and understand what went well and what we could improve on.t  There is much to reflect upon that we can use to expand our minds and skill sets  as leaders.  You may have heard that we learn from...

Adapting in our VUCA World

What is a VUCA World? Before 2020, there were new terms and phrases to describe how our workplaces needed to adapt to rapidly changing situations. While people found them of interest, these terms did not really come to life until we collectively experienced a worldwide pandemic.  COVID-19 has illustrated how interconnected and interdependent we have become.  It shows us that what one person or...

How Learning to Lead from Your Values Builds Your Confidence, Influence and Impact

What does it mean to  lead from your values? Following are some thoughts and feelings that have been shared with me by leaders of leaders when first considering values clarification: I hear the word values and I’m not sure what that means. How do I even identify what my core values are as a leader? I know my values but I’m not sure what it means to lead by my values. I know what’s important...

How Positive Intelligence can boost your career

So you’ve decided to apply for a new job or promotion, but the entire time you are filling out the application form, you hear a voice that says “nope, don’t have that; nope, haven’t done that; nope, have no experience with that” and on it goes. By the time you get to the end of the application you have completely talked yourself out of applying for the job! The same thing happens in your current...

How Positive Intelligence can help you create new habits

Making change can be fleeting. Often people will take a course which is inspiring at the time and, then, the application of the learning from the course goes by the wayside when they get out of the course environment, back to their work and personal lives. We tend to go on the autopilot of our habits. As the saying goes, “Old habits die hard!” – Benjamin Franklin. What is positive Intelligence...

How can I become more Confident as a Leader of Leaders?

Many successful leaders that I have worked with have shared with me that they feel like a fish out of water in their new role or have Imposter Syndrome, the belief that they have risen to a level of incompetence and nobody knows but them.  They attribute much of their success to being at the right place at the right time or to luck or to prior successes not directly correlated to their...

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