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Memorial Day

7-24 Memorial Day

In the United States of America, the last Monday in May is Memorial Day. While many of us consider Memorial Day the beginning of summer, it’s actually a Federal holiday to honor those who have died in military service. We hope you’ll take some time today to remember the men and women who have died [...]

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Resilience

7-23 Resilience

One of the most powerful skills we see in successful clients, colleagues, and friends, is the ability to pause. When you pause and determine how to respond instead of reacting to, pretty much, ANY situation that you face, you’re more likely to succeed. Pausing is an important aspect of Resilience. Being resilient is an advantage [...]

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How to ACT with POWER

7-22 ACT with POWER

Last month we began a series on how to ACT with POWER, the third step in our Leader in You Framework. Within our ACT with POWER framework, there are 5 critical actions that powerful leaders do to move forward on important issues and initiatives. Over the past 5 weeks, we’ve talked about: P = Possibility [...]

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Take Time for Some R & R

7-21 Take Time for Some R&R

Last month we began a series on how to ACT with POWER, the third step in our Leader in You Framework. Within our ACT with POWER framework, there are 5 critical actions that powerful leaders do to move forward on important issues and initiatives. Over the past 4 weeks, we’ve talked about: P = You consider [...]

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Enable Action

7-20 Enable Action

A few weeks ago, we began a series on how to ACT with POWER. Within our ACT with POWER framework, there are 5 critical actions that powerful leaders must do to move forward on important issues and initiatives. Last week we looked at creating a shared vision with the W of the acronym POWER which stands for We-Focused Goal Setting and today we’re [...]

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5 Steps to Decision Making

7-13 5 Steps to Decision Making

Last week we talked about how a handful of 2-second hesitations can lead to Failing to Make a Decision. Today, we want to share with you 5 important steps to increasing your ability to make decisions (even when it’s hard). 5 Steps to Decision Making Pause and ask yourself, “Is what I’m about to do in [...]

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10 Minutes Can Re-Energize Your Team

7-10 Re Energize Your Team

We were recently in a meeting with two top executives. They were describing an incredibly challenging time when their leadership team was running at full speed. That afternoon, the team asked to skip a leadership team meeting so they could use that time to focus on several “revenue critical” efforts that were underway. These executives [...]

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Starting Your Small Steps

Starting Your Small Steps

In last week’s post, Take Small Steps, we invited you to take a few minutes to reflect on your vision for your life – what it would look like at a 10 – and how that vision compares with your actual life. We’ve heard from many of you that you found the exercise helpful yet [...]

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Take Small Steps

Small Steps

Those of you who know us, know that we believe deeply that change occurs in small steps made consistently over time.  As much as we all wish we could make one big leap into a new life, greater success, more money, etc., for most of us, true change is about taking small steps consistently over [...]

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30,000 Feet

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We’ve been contacted by many of you over the years saying that you’re unhappy or worn down by your work and are considering a change. You feel like your company isn’t the same place anymore and you’re unmotivated or frustrated. You’re looking to update your resume and cover letter and see what’s out there that [...]

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