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Are You a Good Receiver? #130 

Published on August 16, 2019 Written by

Are You a Good Receiver? #130  One of the requests I make at the workshops I lead is to “be willing to receive as much as you give.”  Believe it or not, this is a challenge for many leaders.  Are you a good receiver?  When people compliment you, do you immediately reciprocate with a compliment back […]

Look Forward to Being Stressed Out #129 

Published on August 15, 2019 Written by

Look Forward to Being Stressed Out #129  Recently, I was working with clients about effectively managing employees.  We discussed how their managers could boost productivity while enhancing relationships because research shows that happy people accomplish more.  My clients asked, “Isn’t a certain amount of fear of accountability necessary (read desirable) to ensure performance?”    This is not […]

Time for Nothing #128 

Published on August 14, 2019 Written by

Time for Nothing #128  Have you ever felt like you’re “off,” but you can’t put your finger on why or what exactly is “off?” I sure have. Typically, when this happens, I’m running too fast, my calendar is packed (maybe even MORE than usual) and I have no space or time to think. Life seems transactional, simply […]

More is Not Always Better #127 

Published on August 13, 2019 Written by

More is Not Always Better #127  I was just at an all women’s retreat as an attendee rather than a presenter, what a luxury! Or so I thought…  What I’ve noticed, is that many retreats are full to overfull with programming. It was wonderful content, every bit of it. It was just too much. It’s like choosing food from […]

The Tamer of Perfection #126

Published on August 12, 2019 Written by

The Tamer of Perfection #126 Excellence is always an option. Sometimes, it’s evasive and when life is overfull, excellence seems harder to reach given the time constraints. I don’t do well only doing things halfway. In fact, I have so many ideas about what’s possible and how great something can be, it becomes hard for […]

Are You Set up to Win? #125 

Published on August 9, 2019 Written by

Are You Set up to Win? #125  Have you ever wondered how people approach teamwork? During a session recently, one leader shared this gem referencing a study they’d recently heard about that stated: “Women need to bond to win, men need to win to bond.”  Interesting. It made me think, and though I wonder if it […]

When You Face the Headwinds #124 

Published on August 8, 2019 Written by

When You Face the Headwinds #124  I love being active outside in the summer. I wake up full of energy and excited for the many things I could be doing.   Paddleboarding is my newest passion. It’s an activity that provides an equal amount of Zen, enjoyment of being on the water, and terrific results without feeling like […]

3 Keys to Success #123 

Published on August 7, 2019 Written by

3 Keys to Success #123  As someone who has coached leadership teams for the past 25+ years, I am an observer of the thinking and behaviors of high-performance teams. At the top of the organization, it’s imperative you are aligned and clear on where you’re going and how you’re going to get there. The clarity can […]

Mastery Begins in the Mind #122 

Published on August 6, 2019 Written by

Mastery Begins in the Mind #122  I arrived at the MSP airport as usual (yess, if you travel frequently you even think in airport codes – MSP is Minneapolis St. Paul for those who may not know), ready to quickly move through the security line. I have all the possible accessories to accelerate this because, again, […]

15 Hacks to Stay Focused in a Noisy World #121 

Published on August 5, 2019 Written by

15 Hacks to Stay Focused in a Noisy World #121  Create a system clarifying how communication works with your team. For example: What are the criteria for text, email, phone calls, in-person/virtual meetings? For our internal team, text is immediate need; email is information only and to be prioritized by the deadline requested in the email or amidst your existing commitments; phone or […]