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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 […]

Top 3 Networking and Social Media Strategies

December 23, 2013 by

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Top 3 Networking & Social Media Strategies: • content is your foot in the door – create content that meets a need for the ones you are trying to reach to get into their space

Are You a Leader? via Nelson Goulart

November 4, 2013 by

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Leaders and coaches often look for great motivational videos to set the tone for leadership training or just as a means of recharging one’s batteries. This is one of our favorite videos… enjoy!

The Leadership Path is Paved with Mistakes….

September 28, 2013 by

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The leadership path is often paved with mistakes.  These mistakes, both minor and major, are the metal that can either forge or destroy leaders and their reputations along the way.  The reality is that there is no such thing as a perfect leader, there are leaders who have honed their skill through trial and error. […]

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 […]

We All Have Labels… (and not the designer ones)

July 2, 2013 by

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We all have tags or labels, but the won’t define you personally or professionally based on how you manage them and yourself.  It’s important to recognize the labels that have been assigned to you by others so that you can effectively manage your brand.  You should feel empowered to overcome negative labels and capable of […]

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!

Don’t Let Your Mind Be A Shackle

June 10, 2013 by

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“I think, therefore I am” Rene Descartes The human brain is quite powerful.  Perceptions become reality, reality becomes folly.  Those seeking personal and professional growth cannot allow their thinking to inhibit them. Strategies such as understanding the power of thought, defining your goals and then taking the actions needed to achieve it, and delaying gratification […]

Top 5 for New Leaders

May 27, 2013 by

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New leaders often struggle to find their place in the organization and in defining or refining their leadership style.  Here are 5 key pieces of advice for new leaders and those who are redefining themselves. 1.  Knowledge = Confidence Know the numbers related to your business.  From a macro level, take the time to learn […]