Authentic Optimism in the Face of a Leader’s Self-Doubt

Every leader faces quiet moments where they wonder if they have what it takes to navigate the next phase of the organization, the current overwhelming challenge, or the messy personnel dilemma.  It is in these moments where a leader’s self-doubt is compounded by a lack of venues for sharing with others.  The leader-follower relationship presents a challenge for the honest flow of communication. …

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Key Elements of Self-Leadership

Self-leadership is essential to living in tune with our vision and desired legacy.  Self-leadership is the first link in the chain of high-performance leadership, if it is weak, everything else is vulnerable to breakdown.  Below are six key elements of self-leadership that enable leaders to thrive.  These elements overlap and have distinctive emphases. Rhythm Rhythm is the flow and harmony of our life. …

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Why I Love Coaching Leaders

I began coaching for two reasons. First, I went through a pain point in my life that led me to get clear about who I was, what I was uniquely gifted for, and how I was put on this earth serve others. As is true in all of our stories, so often our pain points reveal our purpose.The second catalyst for becoming a…

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Derailing Your Leadership

These 18 derailers developed by Dr. Reldan Nadler are insightful for helping high performing leaders identify sabotaging actions that undermine leadership potential and performance. “1. Smartest Person in the room syndrome- Have to be right all the time, married to your own ideas and are not open or distrusts new ideas 2. Lack of Impulse control – Emotionally reactive, volatile, abrasive and follow…

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LEADERSHIP STARTS WITH ME

The most effective leaders look in the mirror to commit to their growth, take ownership of mistakes and to align their motivation and mindset to serve and empower those they lead. Leaders who look out the window have a mindset of passivity, blame and often believe they are 'fixed' in their progress. A 'fixed' mindset is one that believes I am who I…

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