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The Ladder of Inference as a De-Escalation Tool

Over the past 40 years, there has been a growing body of research about resilience. The definitions above capture what most of us imagine resilience to be. But what are the traits that make someone resilient? And are there any particular traits that are especially important to introverts as leaders? We’ve all heard the phrase [...]

By |2019-03-11T15:45:22-07:00March 11th, 2019|Articles|

Cultivating Workplace Cultures of Belonging

As leaders in the workplace, we know that the employees are most satisfied when they know they can be their authentic selves, where they feel a sense of belonging, where their differences are viewed as a source of strength, and where their individual contributions are recognized and valued. When more organizations understand how to cultivate [...]

By |2019-02-19T16:09:19-07:00February 19th, 2019|Articles|

Five Obstacles to Successful Leadership

The speed of business is fast. Really fast. And, it’s getting faster all the time. Collaboration has been reduced to meetings, which aren’t all that productive. Advancing initiatives means sending emails after hours, and accomplishing tasks means passing them on to someone else.  Sound like you? The real trouble begins when your leadership skills are [...]

By |2018-11-12T17:34:22-07:00November 12th, 2018|Articles|

Leading Up

Our recent Leaders’ Lab conversation was focused on leading up. How do we influence our “bosses”? Let’s start by defining ‘leading up’ to be influencing a person with power or authority for the mutually beneficial result, for the greater good. That opens the definition up beyond boss – to include leading those around you that [...]

By |2018-10-09T14:59:04-07:00October 9th, 2018|Articles|

Stress 2.0

I’ve been talking about stress management for nearly two decades. As a certified personal trainer, and an accredited executive coach, my fascination is where our bodies influence our minds, and vice versa. Understanding the relationship between your thoughts and your form provides solutions and a path to managing stress. Do you recognize your stress triggers? [...]

By |2018-05-07T14:10:06-07:00May 7th, 2018|Articles|

The Ins and Outs of Client Interviews

Everybody likes to think they’re doing a good job. You probably are. But how do you know? Because you’re getting few, if any, complaints? Because you get sincere thanks and compliments from time to time? Okay, that’s nice. But how do you really know what’s going on in the minds of your clients … and [...]

By |2018-04-08T19:36:38-07:00April 8th, 2018|Articles|

8 Things to Have on Your Radar in 2018

Here we go again….a new year and predictions of what to tend to as we move through 2018. Consider 6 months from now, what will you have accomplished? What will you tend to? Start now, educate yourselves, and get ready… here we go! Artificial Intelligence. Imagine having a personal assistant that knows what you want [...]

By |2018-02-26T18:34:55-07:00January 12th, 2018|Articles|