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Creating strategic time to work on your impact

Do you have a sense that there is a bigger positive impact to be made through your life and leadership?  Does it feel like there is just not enough time or energy to think it through, get clarity, create a plan, get people engaged, and get into action?  There are, indeed, many moving pieces. It starts with making space for visioning and strategic thinking.  You know it’s important...

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 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...

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...

Struggling with how to attend to the fears and feelings of yourself and your team members?

As leaders, not only do we have our own concerns and adjustments to make right now, we also have the responsibility of supporting our team members and other stakeholders.  As I have connected with clients over the past few weeks, the ones that are thriving are recognizing the importance of what Brene Brown calls “attending to fears and feelings.”  This becomes particularly important...

Reflection, Intention, and Action! From Possibility to Reality

Have you reflected on 2019, set your intention for 2020, and are now feeling overwhelmed at the idea of getting into action?  You’re not alone. So often, when we set our intentions, we are in the space of possibility.  That space feels so inspiring and filled with promise.  Acting on our intentions has a way of bringing them to a screeching halt.  If we have big intentions,...

The Meaning of Leadership

Leadership is the ability to consistently and positively influence and inspire people towards the direction of a shared vision.  Harnessing the passion of people and bringing people together creates wins for the individuals, team, leader, and organization. The way in which leadership is conducted makes a great difference to one’s team.   Many people know about and have even taken...

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