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Be Where Your Feet Are…

January 20, 2015 by

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You are often told that you have to think and move two steps ahead, act like you are where you are trying to go. That advice is great, but what they forget to tell you is that you also need to be where your feet are… It’s call being present with foresight. Failure to be […]

2015 is Here, Are You?

January 18, 2015 by

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New Year, new you, right? Well if you are ready for that shift in your thinking and doing as a leader and/or organization, let us help you redefine and refine your leadership and help with your OD solutions!

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 […]

Learning to Zig-Zag or Realizing that Success Isn’t Always a Straight Path

June 25, 2013 by

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  The fastest point from A to B is a straight line, right? Not always.  Leaders recognize that in terms of career development, the best path is one that is focused on experiential learning and breadth of experience.  This means there may be lateral and forward motion, will little or no steps backward.  It can […]

WorkLife Balance or The Pig and Bacon versus The Chicken and Eggs

June 23, 2013 by

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There has been much discussion regarding the topic of work life balance.  While some would argue that it is possible to strike a balance between the demands of work and the needs of your personal life, others would contend that there is no such thing.  Instead, they counter that there will be sacrifices, opportunity costs […]

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 […]

Leadership Essence: The 4Cs

April 5, 2013 by

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Leadership essence reflects the principles and values of the leader as well as the respect for the individual and the group. It also influences leadership style, or how one leads. While most leaders employ more than one style of leadership based on the situation, the essence of their leadership seldom changes. Leadership essence can be conceptualized […]

More Reading on Women and Leadership

March 19, 2013 by

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Here are 10 books, in no particular order, that are worthwhile reads for women in leadership How We Lead Matters: Reflections on a Life of Leadership by Marilyn Carlson Nelson Leading from the Front: No-Excuse Leadership Tactic for Women by Angie Morgan & Courtney Lynch Developing Women Leaders: A Guide for Men and Women in […]