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.

Developing a Growth Mindset

Scientists are learning that our brains continue to grow, expand, build new pathways, and evolve as we experience new events – both pleasant and unpleasant. How great is that?

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You Got Promoted, Now What? Gratitude!

As you enter the new role, demonstrate that you’re grateful to be in the position to support and contribute to your team’s success.

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What Does Work Mean to You?

Spend some time considering what you want work to mean in your life.

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Asking for a Promotion

Where do you start if you’re getting ready to ask for a promotion?

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Are You A Solution?

How are you a solution for the team, department, or organization?

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Accelerate Your Success

Stepping into a leadership role can be exciting while also intimidating! In our work with new leaders we’re often asked, “What’s the one thing I can do to accelerate my success?” While there are many things that go into leadership success, there’s one thing that we believe is a game changer, and it often comes […]

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Honoring Their Nature

Consider the nature of the individuals on your team to help them develop their skills.

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Determining Shared Success

Only when you know what success looks like can you effectively work toward it.

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Recognizing the Good in the Bad

Humans tend to provide feedback around negative behaviors when, in fact, providing feedback around positive behaviors is far more productive in the long run.

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Keep Noticing Good Behaviors

Don’t be stingy with your praise. When someone is doing something well, go all out and share your enthusiasm for their success!

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