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If You Toss Someone a Grenade…

7-32 If you Toss a Grenade

If you toss a group a grenade…they will run for cover. Starting a conversation with accusations or anger is akin to tossing a grenade into a room and expecting people to want to play “catch.” No matter how valuable your insight or how accurate your concern, the act of grenade tossing will result in people [...]

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What To Do if Your New Boss Is Horrible

7-25 Horrible Boss

We recently had a conversation with a client who was feeling disheartened at work. He had a long history with his organization and had, for many years, loved working there. He was invested in their mission and wanted to contribute to business success. He had a great deal of respect for the leadership team and [...]

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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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Overcome Your Obstacles with Ownership & Transparency

7-18 Over Obstacles with Ownership

Last week we began a 5-week series on how to ACT with POWER, the third step in the Leader in You Framework (download our overview of this framework here). Within our ACT with POWER framework, there are 5 critical actions that powerful leaders must do to move forward on important issues and initiatives. In last week’s post, we [...]

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