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Eight ways to avoid blowing up at work

Eight ways to avoid blowing up at work

On a recent train ride my husband struck up a conversation with a fellow passenger who was a banker. They talked about the work they do and their families. When my husband mentioned that I am an executive coach the banker smiled and said, "I had a coach last year. I...

Can bad bosses be saved?

Can bad bosses be saved?

Often we assume poor leaders and bad bosses are hopelessly stuck in their worst behaviors. Yet a recent post, Bad Leaders Can Change Their Spots, at HBR.org shares research that shows that, with clear developmental focus, the lowest-rated leaders can show significant...

Slow it down and keep it real

Slow it down and keep it real

A recent blog post on the HBR Daily Alert caught my eye, the title of which was "It's time for a slow conversation." We are huge proponents of Thoughtful Leadership™ – taking the time to reflect, assess, and lead with more intention, purpose, and thought. So the idea...

Where are you choosing to be miserable?

Where are you choosing to be miserable?

“Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy.” ~Cynthia Nelms This is one of my favorite sayings. Each time I read it I stop and smile. I think of all the time and energy I can waste being miserable and dissatisfied…and remember it’s always...

5 simple steps to lead more effectively

5 simple steps to lead more effectively

If only it were that easy to lead, that we could break it down into five simple steps. The world is much more complex. People are complicated; situations are multi-layered; and options abound. If only it were that simple. In some ways it is. The world is complex and...

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