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How can I become more Confident as a Leaders 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...

How can coaching support you to excel as a Leader of Leaders?

Many successful leaders that I have worked with have shared with me challenges and opportunities.  Typically, they are dealing with one of three areas that, when addressed, help them excel with their goals and dreams.  The three areas are:  building confidence, expanding influence and/or amplifying positive impact. How does coaching support these three areas? Leadership is an...

Stability & Focus – Navigating Uncharted Waters

Have you ever gotten through a storm, to find yourself in a new environment on the other side?  This new environment makes your pre-storm environment seem unrecognizable.  The scenario before you, while calm, is vast and uncharted.  How do you move forward? We are living in a VUCA world, a world characterized by Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity, and Ambiguity.  This is a...

Creating Stability in the Work Environment by Leveraging Your Values

When we experience flux like we are experiencing now with the uncertainty around the impact of COVID going forward and, even before then, as we navigate the endless changes of life and leadership in the Knowledge Era, we look for some sort of certainty and stability. Traditional forms of certainty and stability are no longer available in this new era. Nothing is certain except for our choice of...

What are you learning and noting about how to lead through change?

Although this time is chaotic and challenging for many, it is an amazing time for learning.  There is the saying that we learn from our experiences; however, it is in reflecting on our experiences that we learn. Following are three questions that you can use to support your reflection: What are you doing to process what is happening?How are you observing the new environment we are in? From...

Leadership starts with you: How are you leading yourself to be healthy, calm and focused in this unprecedented time of change and uncertainty?

Leadership starts from the inside out.  As Brené Brown shares in Dare to Lead (2018):  “Who we are is how we lead.  Self love and self awareness matter.” Self leadership encompasses being self-aware, self-compassionate, self-confident, and holding the belief that you can do what it takes to achieve your goals.  In this time of unprecedented and wide-reaching change,...

As 2019 comes to a close …

As 2019 draws to a close, reflecting on the year can support your learning, growth and development. There is a saying that we learn through experience; however, as John Dewey said: “We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience.” Ways to Reflect … You can ask yourself (I recommend writing out your answers): What went well this year? What did I learn through my...

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