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Take Time to Find Out #642

Published on August 3, 2021 Written by

Glennon Doyle said: “Keep going. That’s all you have to do, ever. You really don’t have to be amazing, or fierce or beautiful or good. Just keep going please. Slowly is fine. Crawling is fine. No feeling is final. Except hope.” Sage advice and encouragement. What do you need right now? Take time to find… View Article

No, Really #641

Published on August 2, 2021 Written by

How are you?  No, really. How are you?  It seems people are challenged right now. It’s hard to find talent, hospitality is suffering, we’re navigating a messy year, inflation is happening, and people are tired.  Please remember to make self-care a priority. Here are some ideas:  Physically: maintain the sleep you need, exercise, do yoga… View Article

7 Great Leadership Traits #640

Published on July 30, 2021 Written by

When you observe great leadership, it stands out. One of my clients repeatedly offers an opportunity to learn about great leaders and great leadership. I see her once a quarter, and in the one or two days I’m with her I always take note and find myself wanting to be better as a leader and… View Article

Nice To Meet You #639

Published on July 29, 2021 Written by

Doing the right thing. It’s a core value, a prominent motivator and always impressive when it happens as things go awry. When I arrived home, I stopped to pick up the mail at the top of the driveway like any other day. Only today, things were different. The entire mailbox and post were turned toward… View Article

5 Questions For Giving Feedback #638

Published on July 28, 2021 Written by

Have you ever wondered why your communication fails? There are some simple places to examine if you’re wondering why your feedback didn’t land with the receiver. Consider this: What’s my state of mind before, during and after the communication? If you think your message through, acknowledge any discomfort you have with the person you’re addressing… View Article

Observing Greatness #637

Published on July 27, 2021 Written by

Observing greatness is one of my favorite ways to learn.  I have the honor of working with teams and watching behavior. Having honed a few skills, patterns emerge with people, and it becomes easier to see signs of distress, anxiety, frustration, acceptance, disagreement and the subtleties we each display when in agreement and not.  When a leader… View Article

Where Do You Begin? #636

Published on July 26, 2021 Written by

Your time.  When I wake up early, fully rested, without an alarm and the day greets me with a beautiful sunrise, peace and quiet, I am winning the day.  My time of day is the morning. My energy is high, my thinking is clear, and my excitement for what’s possible is high. The enthusiasm and focus available to me are at… View Article

New Eyes #635

Published on July 23, 2021 Written by

When you face the same situation repeatedly expecting different results, they call that insanity.  Yet in the market today, the talent challenges are real.  I’m in daily conversations with clients all over the world and everyone is challenged with their people.   Most employers are expecting anywhere from 33-50% transition.   How will we rethink our workplaces, our structures and… View Article

You Will Be Tested #634

Published on July 22, 2021 Written by

Make time for the important things.  One of the best ways to use a Clarity Break™ is to clarify what’s important right now; in your business, as a leader and in life.   When you have clarity on the few most important things, it helps you stay focused, zero in on what matters, and simplify what you say… View Article

Making Up For Lost Time #633

Published on July 21, 2021 Written by

We had the pleasure of going to experience live music last weekend. It was an incredible opportunity to remember the sensory pleasure of a driving bass lick pulsing through our bodies, the joy and energy created between the band and audience, and the sheer pleasure of reminiscing all that the music embodies in our lives. … View Article

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