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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...

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...

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...

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