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Simply tell the truth

Simply tell the truth

“To be persuasive, we must be believable; to be believable, we must be credible; to be credible, we must be truthful.” ~Edward R. Murrow One of the leadership skills we teach is effective communication, and specifically persuasion and influence. Many clients come to...

An attitude of gratitude

An attitude of gratitude

As we celebrate and give thanks for the many gifts – big and small – in our lives, we are especially grateful to the wonderful people we connect with each day in our work – our clients, partners, blog subscribers, learners, and fellow coaches. We wish you a holiday...

Are you past your boiling point?

Are you past your boiling point?

“We boil at different degrees.” ~Benjamin Franklin The other day I was ready to kill someone. Well maybe not someone, but something. I had had it up to here, had reached my limit, and had gone past my boiling point. I was tired of a situation and of the person who, I...

Five things NOT to do in a conflict at work

Five things NOT to do in a conflict at work

It’s inevitable. You’re going to have conflicts at work. Most of the time they are minor issues – differences of opinion, low stakes disagreements, and misunderstandings. But there are times when the conflicts are significant. It may be that there is a lot at stake....

Is there such a thing as good stress?

Is there such a thing as good stress?

As an executive coach I have seen more than my share of stressed-out people – leaders charged with implementing massive change, managers struggling to turn around dysfunctional teams, individuals doing their best to achieve difficult goals with far less resources than...

Jump into the adventure of life

Jump into the adventure of life

“Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” ~Helen Keller I’ve seen too many clients give up a dream before they even begin to pursue it. Too many friends and colleagues who hunker down in fear...

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