The Mindset of an Effective Leader

Growth Mindset, Adaptability, Integration, Resilience, Sustainable Leadership, Fixed Mindset, Learning, Opportunities, Capacity, Inside Out, Strengths, Strengths Based Leadership, StrengthsFinder, Leadership Coach

I find myself frequently being drawn back to and exploring the Growth Mindset, a concept that has been around for years. My Strengths lens attracts me to concepts and ideas that serve me in being more self-aware and improving myself. It’s the way I’m wired and it’s a never ending process. I am beckoned to […]

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Conversation Skills: Why Saying “Yes, and…,” Can Be Hard

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Saying “Yes, and…” is a developed skill. Turning it into a habit allows you to more readily be in service to others. You are not creating resistance to what you bring to the table. When we are not driving our own agenda nor sitting in judgement of another’s contributions our hearts and minds are open […]

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How Improv Comedy Helps Conversation Skills

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Practicing “Yes, and…” requires self-restraint in setting our agenda aside and being fully present in a conversation. Simultaneously, we need to have self-confidence in who we are and who we are not. It takes courage and vulnerability to show up as yourself, to be fully present, to listen deeply, to contribute where appropriate and to […]

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The First Rule of Improv Comedy

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An Improv course was one of the first courses I enrolled in after completing my coaches training. I sensed that I was a bit too serious and needed to lighten up to be a successful solo entrepreneur and speaker. I am confident that I can be warm and engaging and maybe a bit funny one […]

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Recipe for a Great Holiday Season

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By this time of year, most of us have slid into our “busy” post-summer mode, believing that we must leave that laid-back summer routine behind us. But what if we continue to embrace that spirit of summer, what if we practice self-care throughout the holidays and into the New Year? How might our enjoyment of […]

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Expand Self-Awareness

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How are you doing on pausing and setting aside time for becoming more self-aware? For a self-awareness check up it is important to develop habits and practices that you can return to on a regular basis. I have created a few questions that could be one of you adopted reflection practices. I’ve been writing about the importance […]

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Open and Closed Mindsets and Self-Awareness

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There is risk in seeking Self-Awareness.  To truly grow and be stretched we need to be open to taking in a full range of feedback – from where we are doing great to where we may be failing or not meeting the expectations of others. An open mindset can be developed and nurtured within high […]

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