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Is silence a leadership skill?

Is silence a leadership skill?

“If everybody thought before they spoke, the silence would be deafening.” ~George Barzan I am definitely one of those people who “think out loud.” My business partner and I have an understanding that I can ramble on as we think through a challenge. It’s the way I...

Is your star performer a bucket-kicker?

Is your star performer a bucket-kicker?

My mother-in-law had a saying about people who could be really great and then would do something that totally negated the good that they did. "He's like a cow that gives a good bucket of milk - and then kicks it over," she would say. I dubbed my mother-in-law's...

Let go of the junk you’re clinging to

Let go of the junk you’re clinging to

“You can’t reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday’s junk.” ~Louise Smith So often, we claim to be asking for something different and new. So often, we get frustrated because, try as hard as we can, we can’t seem to achieve that illusive dream...

Are you addicted to adrenaline?

Are you addicted to adrenaline?

A few weeks ago, on a day jam-packed with emails and to-dos and a full day of facilitation for a client, I received a desperate email from a dear friend and colleague in London. She was scheduled to work with a client in three-days time, and was denied a visa to...

Take the leap out of analysis paralysis

Take the leap out of analysis paralysis

"To change one's life: start immediately, do it flamboyantly, no exceptions." ~William James Sometimes we live with the status quo. For a long time. For no particular reason. And to our detriment. Sometimes we know we want to change things, but we hold back. Because...

Motivation is an internal job

Motivation is an internal job

“You can take people as far as they will go, not as far as you would like them to go.” ~Jeanette Rankin We know how others should act. We know what they need to do. We know, often without a shadow of doubt, the best plans for their future and personal development. The...

Five key steps to reigniting your passion

Five key steps to reigniting your passion

Remember when you first got your job? Remember how excited you were? Remember when you first heard about your promotion, how you were bouncing off the walls and posting your news everywhere? What happened? When did your passion and excitement die away, and perhaps...

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