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As a Leader, Are You Guilty of Spreading the Incivility Bug?
Civility…you’ll probably start hearing this new buzz word in leadership circles. Just as this crazy, busy, stressed out time we live in has given rise to the practices of mindfulness and meditation, so too are partisan politics and polarization of views in our world giving rise to increased awareness of the need to behave better toward one another. We’re seeing firsthand through the news, social media, and even in some of our communities, how destructive behavior and communication takes..... Read More
The Best Advice I Ever Received
One of the people I admire most is my first executive leadership coach, Marsha Clark, from Dallas, Texas. She is accomplished, smart as can be, and truly invests in others. I think everyone has those people in their lives that have said or done something that sticks with them and makes a positive impact. Years ago, I remember being on a coaching call with Marsha and my 30-something-year-old self was sitting on the front lawn with a yellow notepad watching my kids play in the sprinkler. Read More
Shhh…Don’t Share This With Anyone! The 5 Top Secret “Hacks” to Making This Holiday The Most Memorable On Record
Last week as I was hustling to make the light at 5th and 51st to get to St. Patrick’s Cathedral the brisk winds and light rain made me tuck my hands in my pockets at the surprising cold. As they always are, New Yorkers were rushing to get to their destinations with packages or briefcases in hand, various languages were being spoken, the normal street sounds of taxis honking and police sirens were blaring, and, of course, a steady stream of Christmas music driftied in and out of each..... Read More
My PRE-New Year’s Resolution: Eliminate “Busy” From My Vocabulary
I view myself as a life-long learner, and one of the things that I love about my work with our clients is that I regularly learn from them. Most recently, one of our long-term clients, Annette Stuckey of First National Bank in Shawnee, Oklahoma, shared a lesson learned on “busy-ness” with Kathy and me. Read More
ColleagueCorner: Featuring Carey Sue Vega "Don't Get Fired After Your Company Holiday Party"
You don’t have to look very far these days to hear about someone getting fired for inappropriate behavior. Some really smart and normal people make bad choices, especially after having too many adult beverages at the company party and, well… you know the rest of the story. I think we all have a story we could share, and some of those stories may hit a little close to home. If so, it may be worth throwing yourself under the proverbial bus to..... Read More
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