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Leadership Through the Eyes of  My Three Children

Leadership Through the Eyes of My Three Children

Over the last 18 years, my three children have had been involved in team sports - from soccer to baseball to football to basketball. Any of you that have children and have had similar experiences with sports know that it can be challenging to have a kid that is a “gym rat.” Early morning practices, the expenses associated with playing at a high level, the toll on social life, trying to keep academics in the forefront, cheering as a parent, and leaving the coaching to the coaches. Read More
Be A Don’t–Know–It–All Leader!  ASK, Don’t TELL!

Be A Don’t–Know–It–All Leader! ASK, Don’t TELL!

Recently, I visited a small university nestled in one of my favorite places to visit, Boulder, Colorado. Naropa University is a private, nonprofit, liberal arts university and is considered the birthplace of the modern mindfulness movement. As we toured the library, I couldn’t help but notice numerous books with very interesting and relevant titles in my line of work. I settled on The Mindfulness Revolution by Barry Boyce and randomly flipped it open, where a short chapter grabbed my..... Read More
Colleague Corner Featuring: Kerri S. Kearney "Values-Led Leadership"

Colleague Corner Featuring: Kerri S. Kearney "Values-Led Leadership"

Whether it is movie executives who have normalized sexual favors as a price of entering the workplace, companies who minimize the impacts on customers of data breaches, or sportswear companies who allegedly make illicit payments to influence young athletes, unethical leadership behavior is almost daily fare in the news headlines. Read More
Are You Creating Psychological  Safety for Your Team?

Are You Creating Psychological Safety for Your Team?

During a weekly team meeting at Company Zed, LaTonya, an employee who has worked for the company for nine months, questioned one of the company’s normal operating processes. She offered an idea that she believed would meet the same goal while saving the company time and money. After discussing and researching the idea, Company Zed was able to implement the new process, which resulted in a savings of both time and money. Meanwhile, at Company Alpha’s team meeting, a long-term employee had... Read More
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

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