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What to do when you don’t know what to do

What to do when you don’t know what to do

There comes a time when you have to make a decision, but sometimes that time comes and you still lack clarity. You're stuck. What do you do? Your team may be looking to you for a final call on the next direction. Your boss may be looking to you for a plan for a new...

Mistakes welcome!

Mistakes welcome!

“The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything.” ~Theodore Roosevelt Why is it that we (that I) get so hung up on the mistakes we make? Or even sometimes on the mistakes that others make around us. What is this notion that somehow resides...

Change a word, change everything

Change a word, change everything

We all know that words are powerful – they can inspire us, open us up to new ideas and places, comfort us, and get us excited. Words can also hurt us, shut us down, frighten us, and close us off to what is possible. Norman Vincent Peale said, "Change your thoughts and...

Do you really need advice?

Do you really need advice?

“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.” ~Erica Jong The other day I noticed a pattern during a recent coaching session. It was pretty obvious and hard to miss. My client was sharing a number of situations she was facing and...

Are you gritty enough?

Are you gritty enough?

I recently watched a TED video of Angela Lee Duckworth, a psychologist who has studied success in students, West Point cadets, teachers, sales people, and more. Her research has determined something we need to know as leaders, managers, individual contributors, and...

Be brave. Show up.

Be brave. Show up.

"The willingness to show up changes us. It makes us a little braver each time." ~Brené Brown Sometimes leading is scary. Sometimes life is scary. Sometimes something comes our way, and we don't know how to handle it. We don't know how to have the tough conversation...

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