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Personal Gamechangers: Remaining Fit to Lead When Life Throws You a Major Curveball

Personal Gamechangers: Remaining Fit to Lead When Life Throws You a Major Curveball

Many of my clients and friends have heard me talk about “gamechangers.” I most often refer to them when someone shares an issue with me about which they are quite stressed. I ask them to consider, “Is this a gamechanger?” I use it as a coping tool, really. Asking the person to consider whether the stressor is a gamechanger leads to a shift in perspective from a narrow focus of the immediate crisis to a bigger picture, long-term perspective. Most often, the person can.... Read More
5 Ways Successful Leaders  Can Be "Clutch" During Moments of Crisis

5 Ways Successful Leaders Can Be "Clutch" During Moments of Crisis

During a vacation to Disney World several years ago a number popped up on my phone that happened to be good friend of mine in an HR VP role at a bank that was one of our longest standing clients. I remember ducking into a little alcove as I stepped off of the Expedition Everest ride. As soon as Gloria spoke I knew something was wrong. “Cristina, the bank was robbed at gunpoint and we have some traumatized employees here.” The look on my face stopped..... Read More
Colleague Corner Featuring: R. Kendall Lyman and Tony C. Daloisio "The Change Dilemma"

Colleague Corner Featuring: R. Kendall Lyman and Tony C. Daloisio "The Change Dilemma"

Business and organizational change efforts of any significant magnitude have proven to be ineffective in realizing their goals. Research indicates that 70% of change efforts fail. Leading change has become as integral to a leader’s success as managing the balance sheet or implementing a new customer service program. Yet most leaders lack a complete picture of how change happens. Too many continue to tinker with tactics and short-term fixes while....... Read More
Dream BIG! We Did! - The Origin Story of Impact

Dream BIG! We Did! - The Origin Story of Impact

This past weekend, I found myself sitting in one of my favorite places in the world. My husband and I chose to celebrate our wedding anniversary at our lake home. I was on the deck, looking out at a view of the lake that has a restorative impact on my being. Our place is nice, nothing super fancy, but it is our little oasis. Just the night before, we had commented that next to having our children, building our lake home is the best thing we’ve ever done. Read More
Colleague Corner: Featuring Tom McMillian "Lottery Game"

Colleague Corner: Featuring Tom McMillian "Lottery Game"

If you’re reading this blog, you work at bringing passion to your work. You spend time figuring out how to lead and motivate people. It’s likely that you work on strategy, and then relentlessly execute tactics to make your vision real. However, there’s a genuine possibility that you may not be providing the same focus to yourself and your future self. Read More

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