Author Archives: Carpenter Smith Consulting

Linda Carpenter and Stephanie Smith started Carpenter Smith Consulting in Portland to support individuals and teams who dream about having the power, impact and influence to create success and meaning in their work and in their lives. One of the ways they provide that support is in the Monday Morning Business Coach, a free weekly nugget of executive coaching that helps people step into leadership—regardless of their role. Learn more about them and their services at www.carpentersmith.com.

5 Steps to Map Your Success Path

How different would your world be if, by the end of the year, you’d been able to move forward toward your vision of success?

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When Your World is Rocking

Normalizing how challenging a rocking world can be will help you to be patient as the threads come out and new ones are added.

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Reflections

Before you turn toward 2020, we’d like you to spend some time reflecting on 2019 by writing a letter to yourself.

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8 Years of Posts & Miles to Go!

We’re excited to be heading into our 9th year of the Monday Morning Business Coach!

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3-5 Rules: for Your Team

Knowing what truly matters to you as a manager will increase your effectiveness.

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3-5 Rules: for Your Kids

We’re often in the role of providing guidance to those who provide direction to others: executives, managers, community leaders, parents, and coaches. We regularly find that they have many varied expectations and “rules” for performance. We also find that the people they’re directing/parenting/coaching are guessing about whether they know the rules of the day. In […]

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The Power of Gratitude

Sharing your gratitude for others can be a game changer.

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Interdependence at Work

In all business, there is a certain amount of collaboration necessary between departments in order to foster organizational results.

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Does Tendency Equal Destiny?

Having an awareness of your and your team’s tendencies is an effective way to lead through challenges, build accountability, and create strong teams.

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Bringing a Growth Mindset into Your Organization

The exciting shift to living a growth mindset involves working toward seeing challenges as learning opportunities rather than threats.

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