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What is the right mix of cultural initiatives for employee development?

Coaching and leadership training and development Have you wondered where you will get the most value with your people and cultural initiatives for yourself, your team, or your organization?  Have you contemplated how to balance the use of your HR or People & Culture budget?  How do you balance the need to develop leaders through leadership training and development, coaching and...

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 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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