Four Promises of Effective Leaders

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Have you ever wondered — what makes a leader stand out as remarkably effective? Being a Strengths Leadership Coach, I am always curious about that question. I observe, I listen, I study and I ask a lot of questions, always seeking the answer to that question. If you want to be a successful leader, being […]

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Focused Conversations

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Expanding my Strengths Intelligence has provided me with pragmatic approaches that have exponentially assisted me in strategically applying and leveraging my Strengths, allowing me to live and lead from the A+ Zone. I am amazed by the new insights that I continuously discover about how my top 15 Strengths dance together in different scenarios. This […]

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Motivating Without Micromanaging

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The more I have come to know and deeply understand my Strengths the more sense it all makes now. How my Strengths dance together, what lit their fire in the places where I have flourished professionally, where I have floundered and how I do not perform well and am demotivated with I’m micromanaged. The careers […]

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What Can Managers Learn From Monkeys About Motivation?

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I am curious about what motivates people­. My biggest driver, my motivation, is the intrinsic reward I experience when I am in an environment that allows me a lot of autonomy. In the past, when I was around people who appeared to be driven, disciplined and consistent in how they work toward something I had […]

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The Motivational Triad

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We never lose our desire for autonomy. In fact, for me, autonomy has increased as I have matured and have come to know myself better. My coach feels that Strengths are my “Red Thread”. Reflecting on her insights, I now realize that my desire for autonomy, my “Red Thread” leading from my Strengths, is woven […]

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