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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...

Stability & Focus – Navigating High Waters

Have you ever been on a boat in the middle of a storm?  In the calm, you can see far ahead and aim for your destination or you can chart your course and go from point A to point B with relative ease.  However, in times of instability when waves are all around us, we must find a different way forward, a new focus. If we keep using Plan A – vision and long-term strategy – we will not...

Organizational and Leadership Support through Empathy

There is so much happening in 2020 that can impact us emotionally.  Even in our usual day-to-day, we experience exponential change that impacts how we feel.  It used to be that emotions were kept separate from work.  We now know that emotions impact us both personally and at work, and there is an increased willingness to approach it differently and appropriately. Whether it is...

Empathy in Leadership is …

Empathy in leadership is often misinterpreted.  It simply means putting ourselves in the shoes of other people.  It is often mistaken for getting caught up in drama, sympathy, or counseling. Many a time I have heard leaders share that if they provide empathy, there will be a line-up outside their office door.  This is not the case.  Let’s look at what it is. Empathy is the...

Working Virtually … a new dimension

By now, many of you have made the transition to working from home. In working with leaders and groups on Working Virtually, there are many elements to consider. I wanted to share some ideas to pave the way for clarity, connection, collaboration, productivity and stability in our virtual environment. Create a solid foundation for yourself Have clearly defined roles in your home:  who does what...

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...

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