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An A.R.K. for the Frozen Middle

February 8, 2015 by

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Front line leadership sees the attention of those that work below them as well as those that work above them. They have a level of responsibility that keeps them on someone’s radar. Middle managers, however, tend to be the frozen middle. They have the power to influence and drive change, but get little of the […]

Success is…

January 23, 2015 by

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When you see success, you don’t often see the sweat equity that went into it; the daily incremental effort that moved the needle. You don’t see the setbacks, failure or frustration. In fact, in most cases it seems as if success came quickly and easily. The reality is that for most people, success was about […]

Climate Control….or Managing Impact versus Intent

December 27, 2013 by

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Leaders know the power of their ability to communicate.  With the knowledge of the power of communication, comes an appreciation for the need to manage it effectively.  While it is easy to focus primarily on the intent, saying what one means, it is equally important to manage communication for impact as well.  In managing the […]

Learning to Take Third Party Feedback Regardless of the Source

August 31, 2013 by

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Everyone has an opinion about everything it seems.  It can be particularly frustrating when those opinions come in the form of candid, constructive feedback from a third-party.  The frustration is rooted in not knowing the intentions of the third-party in providing such feedback – is it based on observation or speculation, is it intended to […]

The End Result is Often Not as Important as the Journey

August 31, 2013 by

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For the most part, it’s been argued that the point is that you are there (where ever that is) regardless of how you got there. Well, sometimes, how you got there is just as, if not more important. Sometimes the value of the journey is worth sacrificing (albeit a controllable one) the outcome. In the […]

Have We “Leaned In” Enough?

July 9, 2013 by

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There has been a great deal of ongoing dialogue regarding women and leadership generated by Sheryl Sandberg’s book, Lean In.  Sandberg’s book has thrust feminism, gender in the workplace, and developing women leaders to the forefront of our collective consciousness.  Countless women and men are having “aha” moments as they read of Sheryl’s experience and […]

Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability

June 16, 2013 by

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Brene Brown: The power of vulnerability One of our favorite TED talks that speaks to the power of being vulnerable.  Vulnerability allows us the opportunity to explore our opportunities for growth and development.  By recognizing our vulnerability, we are able to modify how we perceive ourselves as well as others, making us better leaders. Enjoy!