Increase Your Influence

Influence.  What is it? Is it innate or can it be learned? Influence is our ability to share with others our ideas in a logical, understandable fashion and in a way that they can hear and absorb and be likely to embrace and integrate.  It is intended to inspire others to action through their thoughts, emotions and behaviors. Does building influence sound daunting? 7 ways that you can increase...

Learning from Experience – An Act of Reflection

How often do you take the chance to reflect on your leadership? How important do you see that learning is to your leadership? Learning about yourself? Learning about others? Learning skills to be more resilient, creative, and innovative? The concept of reflection is not new. However, we often overlook it or kid ourselves into thinking that we do it already. We need time to do this. Reflection...

Create your personal manifesto

Create your personal manifesto From last week’s blog, we looked at ‘Defining what you really want’. Today we are taking that a step further by pulling your top values into a manifesto statement, much like a vision statement. This manifesto becomes a go to narrative to remind us of why we are upholding our values and intentions. What is a Manifesto? A manifesto is a written statement declaring...

Remember Who You Are

December 2015 Remember Who You Are This week, I noticed a woman from a conference that I had recently attended with her young children.  She was in her ‘mommy’ role.  It made her seem more real to me somehow.  There was such a visible difference.  At the conference, she was dressed for the role with stylish business attire, high heels, and a gregarious, confident business-like demeanor.  In her...